Paving Project on Wendell Depot Road on Wednesday, May 22 and plan to finish on Friday May 24

Coptic Bind Journal Workshop

AprApril 27 2024

2:00pm - 4:00pm Wendell Free Library

7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell, Massachusetts 01379

The second in a series of 3 workshops that bring art and poetry together with Jeannette Stockton.  In this workshop, participants will be making a Coptic bound book, an ancient form of bookbinding using repurposed book covers. Coptic binds are tricky but special, this book can open completely flat and has a decorative open edge spine which highlights the knots that are part of this traditional bind.

If you’d like to join, you can even use your own book covers. Just let us know what size the cover is for paper sizing.

And be ready to concentrate! The instructions for making one usually takes up many pages in a how to book. I’ve got it down to 8 phrases so come let’s bind together and have some fun.

This program is possible due to a grant from the Wendell Cultural Council, a local agency funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

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