Monthly Archives: June 2006

Coptic book

Coptic book

I took a very nice class this weekend and learned how to do Coptic binding. Here is a photo of the book we made. It is about 4″ square. My top and bottom row of stitching are not perfect because I was missing a “loop” when I added the next signature. But, the middle rows look like beautiful little chain stitches. We figured out at the end what I was missing and I can’t wait to make my next book. I already have book board, cover fabric and an awl. All I need is the waxed linen and some needles with a big enough eye.


My black cover on black background is not perfect, I know. But, I was just too lazy to go find another background. Maybe next time. :)The instructor who taught this class is also doing a “before the book” class where we will learn the terminology and make a paper manger. I will definitely be taking that class also.

First one out of the way

First one out of the way

I’ve taught my first two classes now and they went wonderfully. Everyone did beautiful work and they all seemed to have a great time. It’s so nice to finally see this all come together. Now all I have to worry about is creating projects for my next classes. 🙂

Here are a couple of pictures from the second class which was “Fresco” backgrounds. I didn’t have my camera with me for the first class. Sorry Mom.



Here is everyone hard at work.



And, some student work.