Bookmaking Workshop: Coptic Stitch Binding (Online)

Coptic stitch is a non-adhesive binding structure that allows students to build up a large block of pages to create something like a journal. This binding uses stitches to create the spine, and in this class that spine will be left open to showcase the beautiful handwork. One of the main reasons this binding form is so popular is because it allows the book to open completely with no wasted space. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. The class meeting will be conducted via Google Meet and include lecture, demonstrations, work time, and time to ask questions and get feedback on work. 

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.

Required supplies for the first day: Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook; at least 60 sheets of blank paper for book pages (the instructor will be using white copy paper, however, an alternative can be found on attached supply list); thicker colorful paper for covers; waxed thread; awl; binders needles; Xacto knife; ruler. Please see the supply list for more details. Supplies will cost approximately $45.

You might also like the courses Bookmaking Workshop: Japanese Side Stitch Binding and Bookmaking Workshop: Single Signature Binding with a Hard Cover.

Register Before: July 9
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Register for all three Bookmaking Workshops for $90.

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSFA 1708 01 SU21
Date Start: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Date End: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021
6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above.
Days of Week: 
Print, Paper, Bookmaking
Online Classes