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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

Coptic Course


MakerLab: Leather-Bound Journal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm



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.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

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