In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to make a book using the traditional Coptic stitch method for hand stitching multi-sectioned paper signatures or folios. The folded paper is stitched using cotton linen thread onto colourful tapes, which form part of the structure of the book and are used to tie the book together. The cover is made from handmade Indian paper and can be decorated with your own design using collage or drawings. A variety of papers can be incorporated into the book, for example envelopes, tracing paper, graph paper, decorative papers and watercolour paper. Each person will leave with a completed book for their own notes, recipes, poems or drawings.
No experience or specialist equipment is needed so once learnt, the process can easily be repeated at home for your own special personalised gifts.
All materials and equipment will be provided, along with refreshments (tea, coffee, homemade cake).