Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly
Sun, Jul 07 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
at 9 W. Hastings, Vancouver
Register on Eventbrite
Pay What You Can or free if you can’t (suggested $50 / participant)
includes bookmaking supplies
maximum 8 participants
Learn how to make your own hardcover notebook using the Coptic stitch! This is a centuries-old method that modern day bookbinders use to create beautiful books that have an exposed spine and lay flat when opened. You will be introduced to bookbinding tools and techniques so you can be immersed in this iconic craft.
Space is limited and we are able to accommodate up to 8 participants. You are best to RSVP in advance via Eventbrite. If not all tickets are sold online, drop in tickets will be sold at the studio. The full cost of the workshop is $50.00 but because we are committed to inclusivity and accessibility we’ve included a sliding scale option. Please pay what you can. Supplies will be provided (included in the price of registration).
Chanel Ly is first generation Chinese Vietnamese woman born and raised on Coast Salish Territories. After learning bookbinding at a youth arts centre, Chanel spent years developing her own signature designs. When her shelves were overflowing, she knew it was time to open Bitter Melon Bindery, her handmade book shop. She spends most of her time in Chinatown facilitating intergenerational relationships.