Bookmaking Workshop: Coptic Binding
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Olin Library Level One
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for the next workshop in our bookmaking series! Come view amazing and early bindings from the University Libraries’ rare book collections that highlight the coptic binding: the earliest form of binding that is still used commonly today.
Attendees will learn how to create their own pocket-sized coptic binding. This simple form of binding connects the pages of the book with the covers through sewing alone, while leaving the spine exposed. The chain stitch allows the book to lie completely flat, making it perfect for journals and art projects.
Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.