Studio Session

Sunday, April 8

12:00-4:00pm at NBG Studio

Caribou Building, Suite 205

3550 Airport Way

Coptic Stitch Binding REVIEW

(This Studio Session is for binders who have previously taken a Coptic Stitch Binding class.)

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$40 NBG members

$50 non-members

$5 materials fee

Join Mary Maisch and Kathy Dietrich for a review of the very versatile but somewhat elusive Coptic Stitch Binding. This binding technique requires regular practice to maintain memory of its peculiar twists, turns, and wraps. Wending one’s way through Keith Smith’s procedure alone can be daunting! If it has been a while since you last employed the Coptic stitch, join us for this refresher. We will warm up with a small model book that requires just six needles, and then you will work on your own new or unfinished project that you bring to the class. See lists below.

What we will supply:

Model book – board covers, sections, and waxed linen thread

What you should bring:

Needles – 6-12 blunt tipped tapestry needles, #22, or similar

Pair of pierced board covers, ready to sew

Prepared text block – 8-10 sections, pierced and ready to sew

Waxed linen thread, 4 ply, for your project


Piercing cradle or strip of foam core

Needle nose pliers



Small bench or box that can raise book closer to eye level as you sew

If you will be cutting paper for your book sections, you will also need your cutting mat, knife, extra blades, and rules.

Class size limited to 10. Register with instructor here.