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Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Tuesday, January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration ended: Friday, January 19

Instructor: Katey Becvar

$44 – $55

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Materials saved from the landfill:
chipboard, paper

Skills you’ll learn:
coptic stitch, awl, bonefolder

Used in Egypt as early as the 2nd century AD, Coptic bindings feature chain stitch links across the spine to attach sections of folded paper to a hard cover.  In the first session of this class, participants will learn paper tearing and gluing techniques to create a block of pages and a hard book cover. In the second session of this class, participants will bring the prepared book parts together using the coptic stitching technique. Each participant will leave class with their own Coptic bound book made from upcycled materials. Participants are welcome to bring their own decorative paper to the first class to personalize their covers.

Please note, this two-day workshop takes place on Tuesdays, January 23 and January 30 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm both sessions.

Last day to register: Thursday, January 18
Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.


Tuesday, January 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$44 – $55
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis,MO63118United States


Katey Becvar
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