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Thu, Apr 27


1:11 Art & Healing Space

Bookmaking with Sarah Ann Austin

Coptic stitch (pictured) For this in-person workshop, create your own sketchbook using a Coptic binding. This decorative binding features exposed stitches at the spine where groups of pages, called signatures, are sewn together.

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Bookmaking with Sarah Ann Austin
Bookmaking with Sarah Ann Austin

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM

1:11 Art & Healing Space, 3409 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707, USA

About the event

Both aesthetically pleasing and incredibly sturdy, these sketchbooks have the advantage of being able to open completely flat so you can utilize the entire page to sketch. This binding is held together with the Coptic stitch sewing–no adhesives needed! This workshop will provide an excellent foundation for anyone new to book arts, including basic binding tools and vocabulary. Participants will come away with basic skills in preparing paper (determining paper grain and cutting paper), the sewing process, and making hardcovers. Participants are welcome to bring a specific paper for their book covers, like marbled paper, or folks can choose from a variety of decorative and my handmade papers available.

This is a two part workshop (April 27th and May 4th) with supplies included. The suggested price is $75 for the two sessions and we welcome you to consider a greater tax deductible donation to 1:11 that can be given in house at the event through Venmo, check or cash.


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    $75 tickets covers the cost for both classes and supplies

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