Coptic Binding

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Description
Advanced | 1 hour
Taught by Jody Alexander
Learn this ancient, elegant hardcover binding that originated in the Copt Monasteries of Ethiopia around the 4th century. This binding joins all of the signatures and the covers with a beautiful chain stitch that lays completely flat when open – making it ideal for journals, photo albums and art projects. Jody shows you how to work evenly and methodically to accomplish this two-needle coptic binding, as well as how to customize your own book covers.

What you will learn:
— Two-needle chain stitch binding
— Customizing a cover
— Making perfect corners on book covers
— Hand-binding tips
Chapters
Introduction
00:55
Materials
04:58
Start Making Book
05:46
09:18
01:58
09:18
Finish Making Book
03:46
09:56
08:15
12:11
07:42
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials: Heavy duty cutting knife
  • glue brush
  • awl
  • needle vice
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • triangle
  • sandpaper
  • binding thread
  • sewing needle
  • paper to cover book board
  • book board
  • text paper for pages
  • scrap paper
  • cutting mat
  • craft paper
  • paper towel
  • PVA glue
  • PVA methyl cellulose glue
  • heavy objects for pressing
Discussion
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Meet Our Instructors

Courtney Cerruti

Annabel Wrigley

Lia Griffith

Megumi Inouye

Amy Karol

Cathy Callahan