• Double Needle Coptic Stitch

    Posted on December 6, 2015 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    It’s time for the last book arts class of the HSU OLLI Fall 2015 Semester!


    Course Description:

    Explore the written word as an art form as you create pages for your small book. Bring your favorite writing or drawing tools — pens, watercolor, stamps, or colored pencils — to decorate the pages. The structure is sewn using a double needle Coptic stitch. The cover will include a small window. The book will be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and would make a wonderful gift.

    Prerequisite: “Book Arts: The Basics” or an introductory book arts class elsewhere.

    Day & Date: Tues. & Thurs., Dec. 8 & 10

    Time: 1-4 p.m.

    Fee: OLLI Members $65

    Class #: 47546

    Location: HBAC


    Basic Toolkit: bone folder, cutting mat, small cutting knife, small sharp scissors, metal ruler (bring 25″or 36″ if you have them), bookmaker’s awl, two #20 or #22 tapestry needles, PVA glue, glue brush, book press (or heavy book or brick), wet wipes, beeswax, glossy  magazines for scrap paper.

    Materials: mark making supplies (stamps/stamp pads, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, or acrylic ink), cotton embroidery thread (or linen thread) in color of choice.

    Provided: Arches Text Wove and Mat Board, Stencils

    See you soon!