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Coptic Stitch Bookbinding: Handmade Artist Books

0:00  What is a Sketchbook?
1:02  Why Bind Your Own Sketchbook?
1:56  Book Covers
2:37  Cutting Chipboard
3:02  Paper/Fabric for Covers
3:58  Gluing onto the Cover
5:26  Cutting Tabs
5:44  Bone Folder
6:17  Bookbinding Cloth
7:23  Measuring Hole Placement
7:38  Punching Holes

8:09  Signature Paper
8:41  Cutting Signature Paper
9:29  Punching Signature Paper
9:49  Stitching on a “Dummy” Sketchbook
12:21  Fixing a Loose Thread
13:09  Adding Another Signature
13:39  Binding a Lower Layer
14:50  Why Bind Your Own Sketchbook?
15:54  At the End of a Row
16:05  Binding the Other Cover
18:24  Tying Off the Thread

18:55  Curved Vs. Straight Needles
19:21  Types of Threads
19:46  Threading the Needle
20:05  Threading the Sketchbook
20:26  Coptic Stitch
22:38  Adding a New Signature
24:36  Not Enough Thread?
25:39  Adding the Top Cover
27:11  Finishing the Threading Process
27:27  Trimming the Paper
27:49  Finished Sketchbook
27:57  Bloopers

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Create a sketchbook using the Coptic stitch.

Core Ideas

Sketchbook practice, Coptic stitch

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Materials provided by Lineco

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Utility knives are extremely sharp and it’s really easy to cut yourself by accident!  We recommend wearing a kevlar glove on your hand which is not cutting to prevent injuries.

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