Recently, I learned to cross-stitch. It’s so decadent to take up a craft that takes forever to complete. Each line appear slowly, like an image being downloaded on a computer in the 1990s. And yet, I love it. It t gives me the chance to do something else than sit in front of a computer screen at night.
The origami crane is a pattern from Cross-Stitch to Calm: Stitch and De-stress With 40 Simple Patterns
The key to mastering coptic binding is to practice a lot, using whatever material you have at hand.
For this coptic bookbinding project, I used Japanese playing cards as covers and regular photocopy paper for the signatures.
In coptic binding, the middle stitches will be chains and the end stiches will be half-chains.
What I love about coptic binding is that the pages of the book open flat (which makes it perfect for jotting notes or sketching).
My books are the size of playing cards (less than 10 cm tall).
You can experiment with coptic binding on various sizes.