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VIRTUAL Coptic Book Binding

Saturday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Last day to register: Saturday, March 6

Instructor: Ary Bird

$35 – $55

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Coptic Book Binding - Non-Member$55.00

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Coptic Book Binding - Member$44.00

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Tools Deposit$35.00This tool deposit includes rental of bone folder, palette knife, awl, scissors, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, pliers and ruler. Tools must be returned in condition they were given, or your deposit will be forfeited. Tools must be returned to Perennial within 1 week of the class. Once returned, we will process a refund for the $35 deposit, which you can expect back in your account in 5-10 business days.

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Please note, this two-day workshop takes place on Saturdays, March 6 + March 13 from 10:00am – 12:00pm each day.

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 use their own decorative paper to the first class to personalize their covers.

This is a virtual class that will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed information about how to participate prior to the class. You may pickup kits containing upcycled letterhead paper, chip board, newspaper, embroidery floss, glue, brush, needles, and wax paper on Thursday thru Friday, March 4-5, 11am-5pm, or email classes@perennialstl.org to arrange another time. If you do not have your own bookbinding tools, you will need to add a refundable Tool Deposit to your cart to rent a bone folder, palette knife, awl, scissors, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, pliers and ruler.

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.


Saturday, March 6
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$35 – $55
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Saint Louis, MO 63111 United States