Coptic Bookbinding

Two Day Course

Thu 01 Jan 1970



£100* (£85*)


10.30am - 4pm

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Coptic Bookbinding

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Coptic Bookbinding

Two Day Course: Sat 7 – Sun 8 Dec


  • Sat 7 Dec: 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sun 8 Dec: 10.30am – 4pm

Bookbinder Esther Williams will take you through how to prepare signatures, wax your own thread, and the traditional method of Coptic stitch.

On Day 1, you will make an A5 Coptic bound book with a simple stitch pattern.

On Day 2, you will make a second book where you can experiment with designs and more decorative stitch patterns whilst consolidating the method.

You don’t need to have any experience in bookbinding to do this workshop, both beginners and pros are welcome.


Esther Williams

Esther Williams is a designer and bookbinder based in Somerset.

She is the founder of Este Libro; a craft business hand- making artisan Coptic bound books and albums, (Hauser and Wirth Galleries and The British Library currently stock her work). She now teaches a variety of craft workshops including bookbinding workshops for beginners and improvers.

For more info on Esther’s work go to


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