Join Michelle Vandermeer for an afternoon class where you'll learn the traditional craft of Coptic bookbinding by making two different books: one a hard cover, and the other a soft leather cover.
In this workshop we use an assortment of different papers/card, a colourful range of waxed-linen thread, and a variety of upcycled leathers (for the soft cover book) to make two unique and personalised books.
Coptic bookbinding is a simple handsewn bookbinding technique characterised by two separate covers and a distinctive chain-stitch sewn across an exposed spine. The decorative sewing even allows the book to open beautifully flat, making it perfect for binding your own journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, albums, or notebooks.
This workshop is ideal for complete beginners, as well as those who would like to expand their range of bookbinding techniques. You'll be able to examine finished examples of these books, and be inspired by the variations and possibilities.
All materials are provided as part of the workshop. And all templates and instructions are included so you will be able to make more books at home.
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Location: 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi (plenty of parking available)
Workshop starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 5.00pm
Price is $80 per person (includes all materials, templates and instructions); booking is essential (how to book details can be found in pic below)...