Intensive Bookbinding Certification: Coptic Binding

Tuesday, March 27 to May 1
Six Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
Intensive Bookbinding Certification: Coptic Binding

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
2125 Ivy Road (Ivy Road Shopping Center)

Kristin Adolfson and Lindsey Mears

Tuition: $500 (Member and Nonmember price, UVa Education Benefit Eligible)
VABC Members not using Education Benefit receive $50 discount ($450)

Contact [email protected] for inquiries and registrationIn this Intensive Bookbinding Certification course we will master coptic binding, a “glueless” bookbinding technique. The course will begin with a paste paper workshop to create decorative covers for our books.    We will then cover everything from the importance of paper and grain direction, cloth and board types, stitching techniques, bookbinding tools, planning and measuring, sewing, and other bookmaking embellishments. By the end of the class, students will have a bookmaking vocabulary, two to three coptic sewn books, as well as the skills to create their own hand-bound book projects. VABC Certification for Coptic Bookbinding upon successful completion of the class.

March 27: Paste Paper workshop
April 3:  Introduction to tools, paper, bookcloth, thread, folding, signatures
April 10: Creating the covers, hole drilling
April 17: Coptic sewing – sewing on the bench
April  24:  Continuation of coptic sewing
May 1: Finishing work session, sharing, evaluations

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