NBG Workshop: Coptic Binding 03.05-06.22

NBG WORKSHOP
COPTIC BINDING
with Laurel Herbeck
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Saturday, March 5 – 10am to 4pm
Sunday, March 6 – 10am to 4pm
NBG Studio
Members $180 Guests $200
Materials fee: $15
Workshop limited to 6 participants
Participants must be vaccinated and wear a mask during class
Learn the fascinating technique of Coptic binding in this two-day workshop! An important hallmark of this binding is that it opens flat, so it’s a great way to create truly functional journals, notebooks and sketchbooks.
Our sample is an open-spine sewn book with painted “calligraphic” surface design on a self-lined cover. This little gem demonstrates the versatility of Coptic binding, which can be used in combination with a variety of other stitches, straps, as well as woven and cross-stitched spines. Many of these variations will be shown as samples in the class. Students will paint the cover papers and guards for their book, assemble and punch text block sections of pre-cut folios, cut and assemble covers and guards, and finally stitch the book together.
Some book binding experience is necessary. Students should be familiar with grain of paper, folding, use of basic tools, including a craft knife, and gluing paper to board.
Papers, Bristol board, paint, ink and thread will be provided. A participant’s list of tools and materials to bring to class will be sent closer to the workshop date.
More information and registration here.