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Bookbinding Workshop: Coptic Binding
Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17
10:00-5:00 (12 hours/2 day)
materials fee approx. $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class
Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes October 11
During this workshop, students will learn how to make a hardcover journal with an exposed chain stitch binding. We will be using a multi-needle sewing method and there will be some exploration of effective cover attachments. Everyone will make two books. Break for an hour for lunch.
Rhonda Miller is a bookbinder with nearly twenty years experience and she has an undying fascination with book structure and historical bookbinding techniques. As a book artist she does custom bookbinding, book repair and restoration, artists books, and paper marbling. Her work has been included in book art exhibits in various locations and in 2018 she won the Heritage Washi Award for her book in the CBBAG Art of the Book Exhibition. She has contributed to a number of bookbinding publications and has been interviewed for the Bookbinding Now podcast series.
While earning her Masters of Library and Information Studies, she took bookbinding courses through the Dawson Printshop at Dalhousie University. Later, she continued to develop her skills through a variety of workshops and intensive learning events such as the Paper and Book Intensive. Rhonda is owner and operator of MyHandboundBooks and Scotia Bookbinding and she teaches bookbinding classes at Craft Nova Scotia and at The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. MyHandboundBooks.com