Yesterday I taught the first of two coptic binding workshops out at the beautiful Runs With Scissors Studio out near Winnipeg Beach.

In the morning we focused on creating book covers on archival book board.    Some of the participants had created geli prints from a workshop the day before taught by Heidi Hunter, others brought their own hand dyed fabric to cover the boards and others used maps and other decorative paper to cover their boards.

In the afternoon we got to work preparing templates, drilling holes, creating spine liners and learning the two-needle coptic stitch.  The books they created are all so beautiful and wonderfully unique.

THIS is why I love the coptic binding method so much.  It allows for endless opportunity for creativity and innovation.

There are still a few spots available for my second workshop which will be in the same beautiful setting on Sunday, July 29th from 10-4.  This one will focus on creating books with wooden covers.  The cost for this workshop is $99 plus a $20 kit fee which includes everything you need.

Email me if you are interested or you can contact Runs With Scissors Studio directly.

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In the zone!

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The finished books (mostly).


Grandma and granddaughter – what a beautiful way to spend time together.



coptic spines

and more spines!


She made the prints for these covers in the geli-printing class and then bound them into a book.  Stunning!