2018WKSP-24 Coptic & Stab Bindings: Exposing the Possibilities

  • 15 Sep 2018
  • 10:00 AM
  • 16 Sep 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • CBBAG Bindery
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2018WKSP-24

Coptic & Stab Bindings: Exposing the Possibilities

Instructor: Carolyn Eady

Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St, Toronto)

Duration: 2 days, Saturday-Sunday, Sept 15-16

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Course fee: $ 210 members/$ 270 non-members

Materials fee: $35 payable to the instructor

Prerequisite: None


In this 2-day class for advanced beginners/those with some bookbinding experience, we’ll explore contemporary stab bindings, and a variation of the 2-needle Coptic stitch. 

Two styles of hard covers will be taught: regular Coptic covers, and a hinged style cover. We’ll go over the advantages of both and put them into practice with the main projects; a hardcover contemporary stab binding, and a hard cover 2-needle Coptic binding with fancy cover stitching.  


This class is an exploration of non-adhesive, exposed spine bindings, with a focus on creating variations of the mainstream versions of these bindings, so previous exposure to sewing a Coptic binding or a stab binding is useful.  


*If you require glasses to see small details up close, make sure to bring them!


Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press is a bookbinder, printmaker, papermaker, drawer, and painter. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD in Toronto and an Advanced Studies Certificate from studying art abroad In Florence, Italy. Carolyn founded Sprouts Press in 2008 and is regular vendor at the Toronto One of a Kind show. To see Carolyn’s work, go to www.sproutspress.com.


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