Repurposed Coptic Book





Instructor: Naomi S. Velasquez
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $20.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019



Workshop description:

Dive into the world of creating your own unique re-purposed books! Learn the technical skills involved in altering found codex book forms to create a unique new sketchbook or journal. The class will cover basic bookmaking techniques, as well as the single needle coptic stitch, with opportunities for more time for experienced students to create books.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
Students should seek out used books with interesting hard covers that they want to turn into a journal or sketchbook. Either sewn or glued books are OK as long as they have hard covers. Bring the whole book, not just the covers, as you will be shown a particular way to remove the covers. I will bring some extra books with me just in case! 
bone folder
metal ruler
glue brush
small glass or plastic container with lid for glue
X-acto or knife of choice
self-healing cutting mat
decorative paper for end sheets
decorative paper to cover corners of existing book
coordinating binding thread – waxed or unwaxed

decorative paper for covering edges of signatures

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
standing dremel and bits
glue books
curved needles
waxed paper
rubber bands
template material
copies of handouts
wax for thread
blank paper for book interiors