Course Summary

A beautiful keepsake – hand-stitched by you

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the ancient craft of bookbinding and focus on the Coptic style (often used to bind religious documents).
Created by the ancient Egyptians, the Coptic style of binding is a timeless way to create a book with a visible spine stitch and a hardback cover. Perfect for visual diaries, photo albums, digital media portfolios, and a host of other applications!

We’ll start with the basics, discussing materials and various tools required, then jump straight into learning the technique behind the trademark Coptic spine stitch. This style resembles a chain stitch as used in embroidery and creates a book that has each page open perfectly flat. Once we’ve covered the basics, you’ll spend the rest of the session binding and crafting your own bespoke hardcover book to take home. 
No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. 

Course Sessions

Sunday, 25th August - 1 class


Session ID HXBA4401C
25 Aug - 25 Aug 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$209 / $199 (conc)
Teacher
Michelle Lackenby

Sunday, 8th December - 1 class


Session ID HXBA4402C
8 Dec - 8 Dec 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$209 / $199 (conc)
Teacher
Michelle Lackenby

Michelle is qualified and lectures in the areas of Advertising, Graphic Design, Art and Photography. She loves pushing the boundaries of art and design within the realm of paper and bookbinding. Michelle has over 20 years industry experience in creative fields which lead to the opening of her own business specialising in artist services, events, installations, design and workshops. As the creative Director of Paperazzi Design studio, Mitch oversees the branding, photo shoots, art/design direction for the business. Mitch is also the resident Paper Artist for Paperazzi Design Studio as well as teaching at various tertiary institutions in Melbourne.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 05:03pm