Fall 2017 Classes

Cased-in Coptic Books

The Coptic link stitch binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is named for the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. The books are quick to sew, flat when open, constructed without glue and are very sturdy. Today, the best known Coptic books leave the sewing and the spine uncovered, as in the photo below.

A historical alternative is to case-in the books, as in the top photo, resulting in books that look like conventional hardcovers but are still quick to sew, and open flat. The class models include a paper case book and a cloth case book. Options include pleated endpapers, sewing through the spine cover and cutting strategic windows to see the stitches. Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.

Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 - 4:00
tool list provided on registration
registration for this class is closed

Susan Mills' glow-in-the-dark field notebook
public workshop at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon,
all night September 30th.

In conjunction with the hands-on classes,
Full Tilt posts bi-weekly audio podcasts
at Bookbinding Now.