Nature-Bound Coptic Book

Leslie Marsh, Instructor
Saturday, February 21, 9:00a - 5:00p
& Sunday, February 22, 11-3:00p
Class Fee: $245.00, everything included

With a strong focus on nature and vintage material. Leslie Marsh combines surprising elements into one-of-a-kind books that can sit on your coffee table or hang from your neck. Over this two-day workshop, Leslie will show you how to solder and embellish covers for your own book. At the same time, you will learn how to to coax beautiful prints onto paper using leaves, heat and water. Eco-dyeing is a process she learned from Australian textile artist India Flint. While we will be dyeing paper during the workshop, Leslie will talk about how the same process can be applied to dyeing fabric. Finally, she will show participants how to bind it all together into a treasured book using Coptic binding - a technique that has been used since the second century. This approach is relatively easy to learn and allows your pages to lay flat, making it easier to fill them after you’ve bound the book. The skills (and handouts) you leave this technique-filled workshop with will arm you to make books of all sizes. 

Tools & Supplies:
scissors and a pencil,
And if you have them: bone folder, paper awl, eyelet setting tool, jewelers hammer, bench block

All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!