Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Coptic Stitch Book

A few days ago, my friend Martha (of The Art Girls) taught us how to bind a hand-made book with Coptic Stitch. Here are some shots of my first attempt at this method.

The front cover was stamped with one of my hand-carved stamps onto black matboard. The little book is 3.5 x 5", and 1.5" thick.

I made 10 signatures from different hand-made papers (from Texas Art Supply).

and here is the binding itself ... Coptic Stitch isn't as hard as I had thought it would be, and I'm definitely going to be making more of these.


  1. Very ncie! I love the paper you used.

  2. Is Texas Art Supply near you, or did you order online? What type of paper is this? Inquiring minds want to know....

    P.S. See you Friday!

  3. Thanks, Vicki and Karen ... I've made the Texas Art Supply link active, in the body of the post above. These are mulberry papers, and I'm always picking them up when at Texas Art. They are quite textural, but still smooth enough to draw or write on (if you don't mind a bobble here and there).

    Karen, looking forward to seeing you on Friday!

  4. Of course, you know I would love that you also do this so well! Stunning!


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