POSTPONED! Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly • Thurs, Nov 23rd at 6 pm


Chanel will run this workshop another time soon. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, please sign up for one of other workshops:

Secret Belgian Bookbinding with Suzan Lee

Romanesque Bookbinding with Suzan Lee

Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly
Thursday, November 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm
at OUR NEW SPACE at 9. W. Hastings

in Vancouver on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel (near Pigeon Park and the Survivors’ Totem Pole, near the Army & Navy)
Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant
includes bookmaking supplies
maximum 8 participants
info [at]

Ever want to learn how to make your own books? – those ones with the cool stitching on the spine that lie flat when you open them? Artist extraordinaire and organizer at Youth for Chinese Seniors, Chanel Ly, can teach you how! Please join us for a 2 and a half hour bookbinding workshop.

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 $40.00 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 born and raised on Coast Salish Territories. She has been binding journals and sketchbooks for a couple of years for family and friends. Knowing that her books will be filled with art, poetry, and other scribbles is very rewarding. Her bookbinding frenzy started with a workshop led by Suzanne Lee at the Purple Thistle, a dearly missed youth arts drop-in centre that closed in 2015. She spends most of her time hanging out with Chinese seniors in the Downtown Eastside as an outreach worker.