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Coptic Stitch Book Binding

  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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Coptic Stitch Book Binding is a hand sewn book making technique used to create hard cover books that lay flat when open. Coptic stitch books can be made in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, allowing for variety ad flexibility in their end use.

In this one day workshop, you will learn each step of the process:

• Planning your book size and layout of materials

• How to choose materials and tools

• Covering book boards with unique papers

• Sewing the signatures (bundles of pages) to create the body of the book

• Ways to incorporate your own personal style

You will complete a book and take home the skills to continue the craft on your own. All materials are included in the class materials fee, but you are welcome to bring a favorite paper or two for your covers. Handouts are provided. Join me in exploring this traditional book making technique and be inspired to make your own journals, artist books, and sketchbooks.

Level: Beginners 

Members: $100

Non members: $120

Instructor: Alyssa Sacora  bio 

Materials fee: $20

Materials provided by instructor: book board, cover paper, pages, glue, waxed linen, needle. Instructor will provide all of the tools needed but students are encouraged to bring their own, listed below.

Materials students should bring: Students are welcome to bring a medium weight paper for their cover. They can also bring their own cutting mat, exact knife/utility knife, bone folder, large ruler for cutting and tearing paper, glue brush, scissors.


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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