Bookbinding for 2nd year BAGD students, 5 March 2014

Yesterday I had so many students I had to divide them up into a morning and an afternoon group. That meant we did not have time to make a codex binding. Instead we did three different bindings: a perfect-bound book, a Japanese binding, and a Coptic binding. The Coptic was definitely the most demanding, luckily I only had a small group left at that point – it can get very complicated when you try to teach a large group how to do all the sewing correctly.

I had some interest for box making too so I’ve put up some photos of boxes I’ve made, you can find them on the box making page.

A perfect bound book.
Japanese and perfect bound books
Spines with Coptic stitch
Coptic stitch.
Two books in Coptic stitch