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Coptic Binding
Coptic is an ancient style of binding that adapts beautifully to modern materials. This versatile binding style is the perfect option for using wood, metal, plastic or other unusual materials for covers. Completely non-adhesive with an exposed spine, Coptic books lay flat when opened and can be expanded to a full 360 degrees. We will fold, punch and sew three text blocks, each using a different cover variation. We will also learn to bend needles into the necessary shapes to sew these timeless books. No previous experience necessary.

Susan Mills
June 24 - 25 , Tueday and Wednesday, 10am - 4pm

Susan Mills is a bookbinder who has operated her own bindery since 1990. She teaches hand bookbinding at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her book works can be found in institutions and libraries throughout the United States and Canada. You can see her work at