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Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

  • The Black Labrador 4100 Montrose Boulevard Houston, TX, 77006 United States (map)

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding


Join us in the cozy private back room at the Black Labrador Pub for a day of hands-on creativity and create your own, unique hand-bound writer's or artist journal. Writer and experienced Coptic-stitch bookbinder Layla Al-Bedawi will guide you through the process of conceptualizing and crafting a journal that is inspired by your own creative work and what you intend to use it for, completely unique to you, beautiful but never too precious for your art and words. You'll take home not only the journal you made, but a complete bookbinder's kit to keep creating. 

Special Notes:

Beginners are more than welcome--absolutely no previous knowledge or papercrafting skills necessary. 

Come a little early to grab a drink or snack and get to know your fellow participants! Our 5-hour class will also include a lunch break, so take a look at the Black Lab's extensive menu


Registration includes:

* a finished hand-stitched journal you made yourself during class

* our FuenteCo Bookbinder's Toolkit: two curved needles, an awl, a bone folder, a glue stick, and enough signature paper and waxed linen thread to create another book at home

* a 10% discount on any future FuenteCo bookbinding class


Max. participants: 10
Cost: $75

Layla Al-Bedawi

"Before I got into bookbinding, I was addicted to buying journals and notebooks. I just couldn't resist a beautiful blank book. The problem was that these books would frequently stay blank, no matter my good intentions. The fear of abandoning a journal after just a few pages, of writing the wrong thing, would hold me back a lot of the time. When I made my firsthand-bound book, I knew immediately that my obsessive journal-buying was over (or, let's face it, at least reduced in frequency). But what I didn't expect was how eager I was to fill the books I stitched by hand. They were simultaneously more meaningful and less intimidating—they were precious, but never too precious for my words. And the best thing is: I can always make more, and each of them will be one of a kind and utterly mine."

Earlier Event: November 15
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Later Event: November 30
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