Coptic Binding

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$ 130.00

March 2nd, 2014 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 2nd, 2014 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 2nd, 2014 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The Coptic binding is an ancient non-adhesive binding that is sewn using multiple needles and has modern appeal. Its exposed sewing is complemented by the variety of materials that can be used to make book covers. In this daylong workshop, you will fold, punch, and sew a Coptic binding with covers made of decorated binders board. Some bookbinding experience is helpful, but not necessary.


Materials*: Teflon or bone folder; scissors; dividers; triangle; 4 needles that can accommodate thick thread; ruler or metal straight-edge; small bookbinders awl; X-ACTO knife; cutting mat; medium size glue brush (approx. 2").

* All of these materials are available for your use at SFCB but feel free to bring your own if you would like.

Workshop + Materials Fee:  $130

Date & Time: Sunday March 2, 2014 | 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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 About the Instructor | Rhiannon Alpers

 Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UCSB. She has taught college courses at Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Columbia College Chicago, Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught workshops Contemporary Jewish Musuem, Kala Printmaking Institute, Filoli Gardens Estate, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Paper Source stores in Chicago and San Francisco, and at her own studio in the Mission District. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist.


 Past Student Reviews:

 “Rhiannon is very enthusiastic, charming, and helpful”

 “I think Rhiannon is one of the best teachers here! I would recommend her class to anyone”

 “Rhiannon was very helpful and terrific at answering questions”

$ 130.00