July 30



Course fee: £135 Tutor: Rachel Hutton

This one day course will make a beautiful Coptic bound (that’s the style of stitching) journal from scratch.

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

  • how to select papers  and  work with grain
  • how to form signatures
  • how to use a fid
  • how to work safely with knives, cutting mats  and  rules
  • tools  and  equipment use related to basic bookmaking
  • Coptic stitching  and  kettle stitch
  • decorative stitch techniques
  • types of thread and their uses
  • types of ribbon  and  their uses
  • types of glues  and  their uses
  • sourcing materials  and  tools
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) selection  and  use
  • health  and  safety related to bookmaking

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors  and  our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes)  and  a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed  and  allow students to learn more.

You will need to wear suitable clothing  and  covered toe footwear for working outdoors in this season. 

Fully Booked