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Coptic Stitched Block Printed Sketchbooks

Learn how to construct a Coptic Stitch sketchbook with a block printed cover completely by hand! This binding style makes excellent sketchbooks and journals because of the way that they lay flat when you open them, so your book won’t close on you when you try to write or draw. In this class, you will be introduced to a variety of binding styles, the tools needed for bookbinding, linoleum block printing, and receive a step by step tutorial on a beautiful Coptic bound book of your very own! Every aspect of the process can be completely customized depending on what the book is being used for, making bookbinding an incredibly personal experience. The shape of the book, the texture of the paper, the color of the thread, can all communicate something different, which makes flipping through a new book almost as exciting as getting to know a new person!

Coptic stitching
Material preparation
Linoleum block printing

All necessary tools, materials and consumables will be provided, including thread, binder’s needles, bone folders, beeswax, awls, chipboard, paper, neutral PH glue, paintbrushes, ink, carving tools and linoleum blocks.

None; this is a great project-based class for any skill level!

Classes are limited to 4 students to ensure lots of hands-on time with the tools and personal attention from the instructor. If the class is sold out but you’re still interested in this particular class, we can add your name to a waitlist and will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Email for more information.

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April 2, 2018 6:00 PM
April 2, 2018 9:00 PM
417 SE 11th AVE
Portland OR
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(503) 915-4342

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