Coptic Binding + Slipcase Workshop

Coptic Binding + Slipcase Workshop


In this workshop you will learn how to make a Coptic bound book and a protective slipcase. The Coptic binding is a historical, non- adhesive structure, still popular today for its flexible and beautiful format. It has hard covers and exposed sewing on the spine and opens perfectly flat which makes it ideal to use as a notebook, sketchbook, photo album or to incorporate your own artwork or writing.

You will learn how to prepare the covers and sections and sew the book together. In the second half of the workshop, we will be making a bookcloth covered slipcase designed to fit the Coptic book. The slipcase is an open-edged box that leaves the spine visible while protecting the book. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in bookbinding.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Includes all materials


Lina at We Make Books


We Make Books Studio, V22
3-9 Belfast Road
Greater London
N16 6UN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


5 hours (11:00am to 4:00pm)

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