Saturday, April 13
11 AM – 4 PM


Auburn Public Library, The Conference Room 
49 Spring Street, Auburn, Maine  04210


MCA Member: $100.00
Non Member: $125.00


All Levels Welcome

Workshop Description:

Learn one of the classic bookbinding stitches – the Coptic binding. The Coptic binding is an ancient way to sew together a book with wonderful contemporary applications. It’s a great binding technique to learn and master both for beginning bookbinders and experienced book artists. In this class we will focus on constructing a blank book, paying special attention to cover materials, page paper and the overall design of books as decorative and functional objects. Students will leave class with their own bound book in addition to instructions and tools to continue making coptic bound books.

No bookbinding experience is necessary. Participants are welcome to bring snacks as long as they follow the library’s rules on food consumption: Beverages must be covered; snacks should consist of finger food.

All materials and tools are provided by the instructor.

Registration details:

The registration limit is set at 10 students. After the class is filled, a waitlist will be created.

Instructor Bio:

Anna Low is the creator behind Purplebean Bindery, a business focused on creating unique, durable and inspiring blank journals. To satisfy her endless creative itch, she makes artists books using a variety of printmaking and photographic processes. Her photographs and artist books have been exhibited throughout New England and published in several periodicals, including Maine Magazine. Her home studio is bright and sunny, in Auburn, Maine.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the event date, less a $25 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact Simonne@MaineCrafts.org