Coptic Book Binding – 5:30pm-8:30pm

December 8, 2022

Registration Link: https://shop.makersandcreatives.org/products/book-binding-december-8th-5-30pm-8-00pm

Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book of codex format from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections called signatures or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. Several signatures are then bound together along one edge with a thick needle and sturdy thread. Alternative methods of binding that are cheaper but less permanent include loose-leaf rings, individual screw posts or binding posts, twin loop spine coils, plastic spiral coils, and plastic spine combs. For protection, the bound stack is either wrapped in a flexible cover or attached to stiff boards. Finally, an attractive cover is adhered to the boards, including identifying information and decoration. Book artists or specialists in book decoration can also greatly enhance a book’s content by creating book-like objects with artistic merit of exceptional quality.

Kelsey Giroux will be teaching us the basics of Coptic Bookbinding, each person will be able to make at least one bound book, your ticket includes access to the following supplies:

Waxed linen thread
Bookbinding needles (preferably curved)
Scratch paper and pencil for the template
Paper (we’ll be using watercolor paper)
Bone folder
Covers (cardboard or chipboard)

Feel free to bring your own descriptive paper or covers to experiment with.

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