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.

 
Learn how to:
  • Two-needle chain stitch binding
  • Customizing a cover
  • Making perfect corners on book covers
  • Hand-binding tips

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to work a coptic binding
  • 10 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert artist Jody Alexander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students


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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