Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

with Perennial

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Used in Egypt as early as the 2nd century AD, Coptic bindings feature chain stitch links across the spine to attach sections of folded paper to a hard cover.  In the first session of this class, participants will learn paper tearing and gluing techniques to create a block of pages and a hard book cover. In the second session of this class, participants will bring the prepared book parts together using the coptic stitching technique. Each participant will leave class with their own Coptic bound book made from upcycled materials. Participants are welcome to bring their own decorative paper to the first class to personalize their covers.


Please note, this two-day workshop takes place on Tuesdays, October 16 and October 23 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm both sessions. 


Materials saved from the landfill: chipboard, paper


 

What's Provided

All tools and materials provided.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • coptic stitch binding
  • tearing + gluing techniques
  • tramsforming salvaged materials
  • awl
  • bone folder
Cancellation Policy

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Perennial

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Rebecca G.
    Reviewed on 02/01/18

    I am glad it ended up being a smaller class. The one on one attention we got was helpful. I am excited to get back to book binding. Thanks for helping me relearn as awesome skill.

    I am glad it ended up being a smaller class. The one on one attention we got was helpful. I am excited to get back to book binding. Thanks for helping me relearn as awesome skill.

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