The historic and beautiful 'coptic' binding is a very popular class and the photograph above is from the event on August 11. We are missing two books but the collection above includes one by Jenny Ollerenshaw using her own marbled paper (far left) and one by Katy Duncan using her own lino cut print (far right). The next class will be held at a lovely new venue in Hemingford Grey - The Lodge Flower and Craft School and bookings can be made through that site. (I think I'd like to book in for the term and do all the classes!)
The binding allows the book to lie perfectly flat and also to open to 360 degrees, making it popular amongst other things as a journal, travel book or artist sketch book. Also, the exposed spine stitching has enormous visual appeal.
During the day you will learn how to prepare the pages for binding as well as decide on your own personal decorative style for board covering before getting to grips with the stitching. You will also have creative input on the appearance of the spine itself.Suitable for beginners.