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WOODEN COPTIC BOOK with Daniel Essig January 14,15 & 21 2021

Wooden Coptic Book

with Daniel Essig
Virtual Three-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
January 14,15 & 21 | Time: 1:00- 3:00p.m. ET
Developed as early as the fourth century, this Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with wooden covers, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using simple hand tools, you will drill, shape, smooth and distress your book covers. Finishing includes sealing your wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding
a leather closure. Daniel will also demonstrate various techniques for adding windows to your book covers.
This workshop will feature
4 needle 2 color coptic binding
Tunneling thru edge of wooden cover for board attachment
Distressing wooden covers and painting with milk paint
Creating openings in cover
Inlaid natural mica panes with small nails
Attaching leather closure with brass peg

Daniel will offer an additional workshop in February where he will teach the
Coptic Endband.
Materials instructor will send
Wood covers
Text block
Handmade papers
Waxed linen thread
Milk paint
Selection of small nails leather strip, brass rod
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions
  • see suggested materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks