Make Your Own Journal at the Duluth Folk School
November 12, 2018

Beginner Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch

  •  March 30, 2019
     12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Said to have been originated in Egypt in the 2nd century, the Coptic stitch has been used in bookbinding for almost 2,000 years. Now is your chance to keep the tradition alive!

Coptic Bookbinding at the Duluth Folk School


During this class you will learn about some of the tools and techniques used in this traditional, non-adhesive bookbinding practice. You will learn the Coptic stitch as you bind a pocket journal of your own with leather, paper and linen thread.

Make Your Own Journal at the Duluth Folk School

Registration Includes

Instruction and all materials. Everyone will go home with a completed Coptic stitched leather pocket journal.

Skill Level

No special skills required

Best for Ages…

18 and older.

You should bring…

Bring a sharp pencil, and a button or toggle. If we have enough time, we’ll use that to incorporate a clasp onto your journal


1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Main Floor Space


1 Comment

  • Christina Trok says:

    Might you be interested in halving the price for upper elementary students interested in this art form? Please contact me at if that’s something that could ever work.

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