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Bookbinding Basics: Coptic Stitch

$140Purchase required to enroll
For those interested in bookbinding, or those who like to write, or those who are just avid note takers, this is the class for you. Come and learn how to sew a non-adhesive binding with Johanna Smick. Johanna received her BFA in Printmaking from Washington University, and her certificate in Bookbinding and Restoration from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She now lives in Birmingham where she has her own bindery and print studio.

Check out more of Johanna's work at www.monkfishbindery.com.

Coptic Binding with Endbands
Wednesday March 13th & 20th 6-9 pm

The coptic sewing pattern was the first used with the introduction of the codex in early eastern Christianity, dating roughly from 100-300 CE. There are may variations of this structure. It is strong, long-lasting, and a favorite for sketchbooks. In this class we will cover the basic Ethiopian coptic with end bands and discuss additional variations that can be added at a later date.


Price: $120
Supply fee: $20
Payment due: at enrollment
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult