Coptic Bookbinding Workshop in The Cotswolds - Gloucestershire/Wiltshire/Oxfordshire Border



Learn how to make a beautifully bound journal or sketchbook in this Coptic Bookbinding Workshop. This workshop is great for anyone who has an interest in bookbinding or just wants to make themselves or someone else a beautiful handmade gift. A lovely workshop for beginners. Coptic is one of the oldest bookbinding stitches that allows a book to open out completely flat, which is great for writing and drawing. You will make a decoratively bound, A5 or A6 journal or sketchbook that opens out completely flat using a technique that dates back over 2000 years. In this workshop you will: - learn about paper grain - use traditional bookbinding tools - learn how to cut and fold paper into signatures (inner pages) - cover the hardback cover with decorative papers - use waxed thread to personalise your book and create a beautiful book using the Coptic stitch technique At the end of this workshop you will have a beautifully bound book as well as the skills and knowledge to create more at home.

What's included in the price?

Includes all materials except outer papers, tea & coffee. Papers will be available to purchase from the tutor at an extra cost of £2 - £6 on the day, but if you have something yourself that you would like to use please bring it along, nothing too shiny as this type of paper tends not to work so well. Please bring: lunch and glasses if you wear them


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Lechlade Craft Barn

with Craft Courses since 2015

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Crafting in the Cotswolds – what’s not to love? Lechlade Craft Barn offers craft workshops in the pretty Cotswolds market town of Lechlade on Thames. The Craft Barn is an attractive old stone barn at Karen's home and is the perfect setting to discover and develop your crafting skills. Owner Karen has a long-held passion for crafting, with backgrounds in retail and event management. Along with her workshops, she is joined by a talented team of guest tutors who offer a wide range of craft workshops. The barn is accessed via external stone steps with handrails on either side and unfortunately may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Some workshops are delivered nearby in the bright and spacious Memorial Hall complex and other local venues. In addition to published workshops, we also offer bespoke Crafty Parties for Hens, groups of friends and family, special occasions, or any excuse to have a crafty day.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
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Lechlade Craft Barn, Orchard House South, Downington, LECHLADE, Gloucestershire, GL7 3DL