October 28, 2017
Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened. The book covers will include a cut-out window, which offers many opportunities for personalization – photos, pressed flowers, theater tickets – if it’s flat, you can use it.
Participants are encouraged to bring small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items to both decorate the covers and include in the windows. Additional materials will be available for use during the workshop.
Each participant will leave class with a completed book and basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. Participants will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.
Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required. This is a great class for a beginner.
Cost: SPA Members $40.00 / Non-Members $50.00
Materials fee: $15.00
Tools: Awl, bone folder, metal ruler, X-Acto knife and/or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush
Note: Bring the tools if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.