Historical Binding Workshop Has Openings!
Five Coptic codices were found near Sakkara in Egypt around 1924. Of the five books, Codex C was bound in remnants of maroon-red goatskin over papyrus boards; fragments also survive of an elaborate fore-edge wrapping band with a bone slip, and there is evidence it once carried a bookmark.
This workshop will allow you to create a full-size model of Codex C. We will make papyrus boards, fold and trim paper as a substitute for the original parchment text, sew the textblock, create simple endbands, line the spine with coarse linen, create the full leather binding, and make the wrapping band and bookmark. We will shape a spatulate bone slip from a length of cow bone. For those that wish, ink decoration can be added to the text edges. Then a plaquette of leather on board with interlace tooling and ink decoration will be added to the covers and spine of Codex C to fashion a distinctive binding. The Codex will be finished by attaching the wrapping band, bone slip, and bookmark. Participants will have the option to leave one side of their binding "open" so the back of the textblock, the sewing, endbanding, and linen lining can be seen. Time permitting other Coptic structures may be explored.
Instructor: Julia Miller Location: Calligraphy Classroom Start Date: 07/23/2012 End Date: 07/27/2012 Days: Monday-Friday Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Tuition: 405 Studio Fee: 45 $450.00 SKU: BA701SU12 Total Price: 450