The Coptic book is one of the oldest methods of binding used by the Christians (Copts) in 4th Century Ethiopia. Coptic binding has hard covers and exposed sewing on the spine and opens flat which makes it suitable for sketchbooks, journals or notebooks. During this workshop you will learn how to prepare the book covers and create the sewn sections and then make an open-ended slipcase for your Coptic book.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with somebookbinding experience.


  This workshop will take place in the Jubilee Stores teaching area

  All materials included in price

  10:00am to 5:00pm

  £60 per day which includes refreshments

  Lunch is available to purchase at the Quay Arts cafe or bring your own



Saturday 10th March 2018

Please book through:

The Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport PO30 5BW

Tel 01983 822490

Coptic Binding