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COPTIC ENDBANDS with Daniel Essig Feb 7 (4:00-5:30pm ET) 2021

Coptic Endbands

with Daniel Essig
Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
February | Time: 4:00- 5:30p.m. ET
This stitch is added after the main sewing is complete with both front and back covers attached. The Coptic endband is an integral part of the binding, its purpose is to consolidate the head and tail of the spine and reinforce the board attachments. The coptic endband is a variation of the link stitch and once mastered it is unimaginable to complete a coptic book without including the endbands. I first learned this stitch from Headbands: How to Work Them by Jane Greenfileds and Jenny Hille and have reworked and refined various steps of the binding of the years for a more striking appearance and ease to sew.
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions
  • There is not a materials list for this demonstration. Dan will explain tools & materials needed in workshop, kit is intended for Pocosin wooden book students or my students from previous workshops
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks