Coptic binding is the oldest form of a book (a “codex”) in Western culture. In its modern form, it has a hardcover and an open spine that reveals decorative binding stitching. At the end of this intermediate course, participants will take home a full-size Coptic-bound book.
Basic bookbinding skills needed (folding signatures; cover book boards).
During this class, we will make a quick model to learn the sewing pattern, then make a finished book.
Prior to the class, participants will need to pick up book boards at the Center for the Book and bring them to the class covered in material of their choosing.
Book Arts Workshop: Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding
Instructor: Janet Eden
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, June 25, 2022 (9:45 AM– 4:00 PM)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center
Fee for One Day Workshop: $100 members, $120 nonmembers (fees include $15 for materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #061122 (must use non-member price).
Class Size: Limited to 6 students
Skill level: Intermediate Level (participants have basic bookmaking skills – fold signatures, cover book boards)
Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use – Participants may wish to bring their own cutting mats, cutters, rulers with metal edges, and bone folders, but this is not necessary.
For information about the class: Janet Eden email@example.com
For information about registration or Center programs: Garrett Queen gsqueen@gsqueen
Registration for this workshop closes Friday, June 17, 2022
Your registration is not complete until you receive an email reply!
● This will be an intermediate-level class for those who already have basic bookmaking skills (fold signatures, cover book boards).
● Participants will be expected to bring a pair of covered boards for a book; in class, we will punch signatures, drill the covers, and sew the book.
● Instructions for book board pick-up and covering will be sent after registration.
● Basic bookbinding tools will be provided along with a variety of colors of binding thread and paper for signatures.
● Note the 9:45 AM class time to allow for a prompt 10:00 AM start.
Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy for this workshop:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants will be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Your record of vaccination may be obtained at COVID 19 Vaccination Request Portal (please have vaccination proof available)
Evolving CDC and UVA COVID guidelines may require that participants be masked if working close to others. (bring your masks)
Should public health guidelines change, and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety.