Bookbinding Workshop 1: Coptic Stitch

My designer friend, Alice Lee, and I wanted to take a bookbinding workshop but it was too expensive. After sifting through some well-made YouTube tutorials and ordering many books from the library we decided that we could hold our own bookbinding workshop. So each week we get together with a few friends and each member hosts a meeting and teaches the group a particular binding. Our first meeting my husband and I hosted. We learned how to do the "coptic stitch." Another element of the bookbinding workshop was to assign a theme, to see how we would all interpret it differently. The first week the theme was "gray." 

Kristin Best and Zack Filbert working on their coptic stitch bound books on our living room floor. 

Kristin Best and Zack Filbert working on their coptic stitch bound books on our living room floor. 

Anna Filbert, Lauren Meranda, and Alice Lee working on their bookbinding coptic stitch books at our living room coffee table and carpet. 

Anna Filbert, Lauren Meranda, and Alice Lee working on their bookbinding coptic stitch books at our living room coffee table and carpet. 

Our finished books bound by coptic stitch. Paul Rudd felt it neccesary to be present for the final unveling. 

Our finished books bound by coptic stitch. Paul Rudd felt it neccesary to be present for the final unveling.