After a long time without teaching, I'm excited to offer a workshop at DeCordova Museum on Saturday, March 12th.
As my previous class, it's taught in one day, focused on the Coptic/link stitch binding, a very versatile structure that can apply to a lot of applications.
We will bind two books, one to first test the sewing and a second book, with the complete binding and eight signatures. We will use hand-made, flax paper by Cave Paper, on the cover and mould-made Biblio paper on the text block. The class is nearly full, but if you are interested, there are a few spots available. To register contact directly the Museum School or call 781-2590505.
Thank you all for your interest in my classes and for incoraging me to continue to teach. I'm thinking to start offering some classes in my studio, something I had in mind from a for a while and more classes in collaboration with Albertine Press will be announced soon.
The following is the description of the coming class:
Coptic Binding refers to methods of bookbinding developed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, dating back from the 2nd century AD. Due to their beauty, simplicity and ease of opening, Coptic binding styles are popular among modern artist books. The multi section spine is exposed, leaving the Coptic binding visible. The stitch, done with two needles, resembles the chain stitching used in embroidery. The book can open to a full 360° display or lay it completely flat without risk of damage to the spine. The sewing technique lends itself to a very traditional style yet the exposed look adds a contemporary elegance to the final book. High quality paper will be used for the text block and fine, hand-made, flax paper on the cover. A wide selection of book structure samples will be shown in the end of the class, for further discussion and inspiration.