Bookbinding 201: The Coptic
Arts & DIY
Originally used by the early Christians in Egypt (the Copts) some 2000 years ago, the coptic bound book is characterized by its strength and attractive chain-link stitches across the spine.
Coptic bound books lay ﬂat when opened, making them the ideal platform for journaling, sketching, and a variety of artist book concepts. Students will become familiar with bookbinding tools, materials, and terminology, as well as sewing skills that will allow the student to complete a coptic bound book from start-to-ﬁnish.
This includes skills such as folding signatures, wrapping book board with decorative paper, and sewing multiple book block sections together.
Bookbinding 201 workshops are great way for students with bookbinding experience to refresh or hone skills and a great taste of what bookbinding offers for beginning students.
***Students will need to provide one or two large sheets of decorative paper for the covers of their books.
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Nicolette Ross holds a BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Central Florida, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.
Her work is included in several private and public collections including the Special Collections at Olin Library at Washington University, the University of Milwaukee- Wisconsin, the SGCI archive, and the RISD Museum. She is the recipient of the 2009 Belle Cramer Award in Printmaking, the 2010 Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Award for Excellence in Book Design, and the 2010-2011 Lawrence Arts Center Printmaking Residency in Lawrence, KS.
Nicolette currently resides in Chicago, Illinois as an exhibiting artist and arts educator for local establishments including Spudnik Press, Fugscreens Studios, and One Strange Bird.