Sunday, May 3, 2015

Coptic Stitch Book

I have been taking great bookmaking classes at the La Jolla Library. The last one for the season was the second of two for making a book with Coptic binding. Last month we made the covers and prepared the signatures, and this month we did the stitching. I have never tried to make a Coptic stitch book before as it always seemed too mysterious. But Bhavna Mehta made it easy (ok, maybe not easy, but accessible). I made a few mistakes in the stitching, but overall I'm very pleased with this book and will probably be making more of them. I'm looking forward to the classes resuming in the fall.
Go make art!