February 2, 9, 23 Intro to Coptic Binding
This style of binding is perfect for creating unique sketch books, journals, guest books or photo books.
Coptic binding dates back to the 4th century where the technique of interlacing threads in carpet making was adapted. A herring bone chain stitch was used to bind sections of papyrus and later parchment together between wooden covers. The result is a book that is flexible without sacrificing strength.Because of its unique structure, the pages of a coptic bound book will lay completely flat which makes it perfect for displaying images, writing or sketching.
In this series of workshops each student will create two books, one with customized covers using decorative paper and one with the traditional wooden covers, binding them together using the two needle coptic stitch.
Class runs: Saturday, February 2nd, 9th + 23rd, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
MakerLab: Leather-Bound Journal
Create your own unique 4” x 5” leather-bound journal. Learn how to bind a book using the long stitch, link stitch binding method, which dates back to the 4th century. This style of binding allows for all pages to lay completely flat, ideal for writing and sketching. Hand sewn construction makes it easy to remove old pages and add new ones, so you can refresh and renew the journal’s content.
$95 single ticket / $90 WAG members or 2+ tickets.
Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm FULL
Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.
To register go to www.wag.ca/diy.
Sketching and journaling are great ways to respond to nature and the beauty around us. Create your own unique 4” x 5” leather bound nature journal using the long stitch-link stitch binding method which dates back to the 4th century. This style of binding allows for all the pages to lay completely flat, ideal for drawing and sketching. The hand sewn construction makes it easy to remove old pages and add new ones, so you can refresh and renew your journals content.
Fee: $95 + GST (Members save 10%)
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Acorn Room, Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)
To register go to www.assiniboinepark.ca > learn-play – you’ll find it under ‘Creative Arts’.