Two needle, two colour Coptic binding – online workshop (no kit)


Create a hardback two needle, two colour Coptic bound book – a challenging but satisfying book structure.

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My take on the ancient art of Coptic binding, this online workshop shares how to create a hardback book with plaited exposed binding.

In my video tutorials I’ll show you how to incorporate remnant paper into the cover and inside pages, use two colours of thread for the binding, add a decorative cover stitch and finish with an elastic fastening. A fiddly stitch but oh so satisfying to master, with lots of opportunity to theme and personalise according to your taste.

In my videos I make an A6 size landscape book –  I invite you to do the same initially but also provide guidance on how to scale up and down.

A really satisfying book structure with beautiful detailing on the spine. 

> This workshop is taken from my ‘Upcycled Bookbinding: And sew it continues’ online course, which includes my upcycled take on 4 unique and eye catching book structures (for £125). This course includes an invite to an accompanying private Facebook group where you can share your work in progress an connect with other bookbinding enthusiasts, plus access to my ‘Community noticeboard’ which includes recommendations on books, podcasts and suppliers.

How this workshop is taught?

This online workshop is taught via a series of step-by-step video tutorials, accompanied by a downloadable document with links to recommended suppliers and advice on sourcing & prepping materials.

You will have continued access to my video tutorials via a password protected page on my website, which means you can revisit my videos for a reminder of the process whenever you need – I only ask that you please don’t share log in details with friends or third parties, doing so will result in you losing access.

Materials/tools required

You will be given access to a comprehensive materials/tool list with recommended suppliers upon purchasing this workshop. Here is a brief overview of what you will need to give you an idea of what is required:

  • Grey board
  • Plain paper cut to size
  • Decorative paper
  • Waxed thread (two colours)
  • UHU glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Cork punch boarder old magazine
  • Curved bookbinding needles
  • Bonefolder
  • Japanese Drill Punch
  • Bulldog clips
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife and or rotary cutter for cutting grey board
  • Chopping board or cutting mat

Delivery info

Login details for this workshop will be emailed to you upon purchase.

Is this a gift?

Not a gift, YES – add a message at checkout


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