Now In The Studio:

Coptic binding2


Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 10 am to 3 pm

Come learn an ancient sewing structure used
from as early as the 2nd century.
We will use a multiple needle method to sew our books.
This linked stitch sewing creates a flexible,
non-adhesive, lay-flat book that looks beautiful with or
without spine covering. Great for sketchbooks and journals!

Our instructor will be Rory Sparks. Rory is a private practice bookbinder and printer specializing in collaborative limited edition artist books, traditional French style leather binding, and custom designed books and portfolios for artists. A letterpress printer and bookbinder for sixteen years, Rory has taught at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland Art Museum, and Oregon College of Art and Craft and Penland School of Crafts. She founded Em Space in Portland, Oregon where artists can have access to printing and bindery equipment for printing or book arts.

Cost is $60 per person and includes all materials, including a set of needles to keep.

Space is limited. Call Laurie at 575.418.6431 to reserve your spot in the class.

 We will break for lunch from noon to 1 pm.