NEW Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Case Paper Cover

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NEW Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Stitch with Case Paper Cover

from 175.00

This binding style, developed by the Copts of Egypt, dates back to the 2nd century AD. It makes a wonderful sketchbook, photo album or journal. It makes a distinctive gift! No previous experience needed.

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Date: Saturday, August 4 — 11am - 2pm

Class Size: 3 students (Also offered as a private or semiprivate class. Add to Cart & email bz@barizaki.com to request a date & time.)

We begin, as always in our bookbinding classes, by getting acquainted with paper grain and its importance for the finished book. After an overview of the bookbinding tools you will use, you will fold ten full-size sheets of drawing paper (with deckled edges) into signatures to create a nice thickness. Next you will create your cover by measuring, folding, and scoring a luscious sheet of handmade paper. Finally you will sew your cover and pages together, using the Coptic-stitch binding technique. Happiness ensues!

By the end of this class you will have one completed book, plus the tools (bone folder, shipping clerk’s knife, lightweight awl) and confidence to make more at home, thanks to our charming illustrated handout with step-by-step instructions.

Class fee includes all materials we use to make a book: European mouldmade paper, handmade paper, bonefolder, shipping clerk’s knife, Xacto blade, lightweight awl, waxed linen thread, needle, tea, happiness.

Our studio is light-filled, airy, and organized. You are welcome to browse our extensive library of books about bookbinding, calligraphy, and drawing. We look forward to sharing our love of papers & bookbinding with you in this three-ish hour workshop!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me:
773-294-7766 or bz@barizaki.com

Classes are held at:
Bari Zaki Studio
3858 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

If we need to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified immediately via email and refunded the full class fee.  A cancellation requested at least 14 days in advance of the class will receive a full refund (via the original payment method).

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