Monthly Archives: December 2014

The key to mastering coptic binding is to practice a lot, using whatever material you have at hand.

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For this coptic bookbinding project, I used Japanese playing cards as covers and regular photocopy paper for the signatures.

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In coptic binding, the middle stitches will be chains and the end stiches will be half-chains.

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What I love about coptic binding is that the pages of the book open flat (which makes it perfect for jotting notes or sketching).

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My books are the size of playing cards (less than 10 cm tall).

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You can experiment with coptic binding on various sizes.

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Have fun!