A couple of weeks ago I had 8 lovely book making enthusiasts take a Coptic Binding workshop from me in my home studio. They were a unique group in that they were a gang of friends who had decided, over a year ago, that they would like to learn about making a book. Amazingly, after much schedule finessing on their part, they gave me a call, we decided on dates and made it happen. We had a great time.
They were incredibly fast learners. My job was as easy as cherry pie.
And look how wonderfully their books turned out!
P.S. No need to be thrown off by the foot on the book thing you see above. It’s just what a person has to do when there aren’t enough weights to go around. It’s a creative way to keep your danged book in place so it doesn’t leap off the table while you pull on it in the process of making a twine closure. One of the many sacrifices you make for the sake of bookarts right? Right!