ONLINE PROGRAM

Warehouse421 is bringing parts of its public programs online. On this page, you can listen to past talks and new conversations, take part in tutorials, and follow along with curators and artists as they discuss exhibitions and process.

Tutorials

Bookbinding Tutorial: Saddle Stitch and Coptic Stitch

Bookbinding Tutorial: Saddle Stitch and Coptic Stitch

 

Bookbinding is the traditional craft of assembling books using different methods of stitching paper together. The techniques shown in this tutorial include the saddle stitch, which is ideal for beginners and requires no experience in sewing or bookbinding. The second technique is the Coptic stitch, which is a little more advanced and is ideal for those who have some experience with basic bookbinding and would like to learn something new and more professional.

 

Materials needed:

Paper

Micron card (this and the paper can be bought together as a sketchpad)

Cutting mat

Ruler

Cutter

Pencil

Scissors

Large needle

Yard/cord/twine/thread

Beeswax

Awl (or push pin)