Manitoba Craft Council: Introduction to Coptic Binding with Debra Frances, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Saturdays in February

1 – 3 pm

C2 Centre for Craft

1 – 329 Cumberland Ave


Registration Deadline: January 17, 2019

Craft is a slow process that is best understood through participation. The Manitoba Craft Council has always aimed to promote and advocate for fine craft and its makers in Manitoba, and we are excited to be offering high quality, craft-based workshops to the public at C2 Centre for Craft.

This style of binding is perfect for creating unique sketch books, journals, guest books or photo books.

Coptic binding dates back to the 4th century where the technique of interlacing threads in carpet making was adapted. A herring bone chain stitch was used to bind sections of papyrus and later parchment together between wooden covers. The result is a book that is flexible without sacrificing strength.Because of its unique structure, the pages of a coptic bound book will lay completely flat which makes it perfect for displaying images, writing or sketching.

In this series of workshops each student will create two books, one with customized covers using decorative paper and one with the traditional wooden covers, binding them together using the two needle coptic stitch.

Please visit for online registration.