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Coptic Bookbinding Workshop


This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning the wonderfully historic and creative technique of Coptic Bookbinding during a relaxed afternoon at The Smallprint Co studio.

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Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

Please note that workshops are subject to cancellation during the current Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic. Email for more information.


Coptic Bookbinding Workshop. Learn how to make a beautifully bound journal or sketchbook in this Coptic Bookbinding Workshop. The Coptic stitch is one of the oldest bookbinding stitches known and it allows the book to fold out completely flat.

The session is ideal for anyone with an interest in bookbinding who would like to while away a few creative hours in the studio creating something quite wonderful.

All materials and resources are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything.

Suitable for aged 16 years+.


On the Day

Over the afternoon you will learn how to bind a book using the Coptic stitch technique as well as learning about the tools and materials you will need.

You will make a decoratively bound, A5, hard backed journal or sketchbook that opens out completely flat using the traditional and intricate hand stitched binding technique which dates back over 2000 years.

At the end of the session you will be able to take away the skills and book that you have made. There will be a chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice!



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Enjoy Your Stay

Tea and coffee is complimentary. We don’t provide food but you’re most welcome to bring refreshments with you. Refreshments can be enjoyed in the Creative Space or our little courtyard during the warmer months.


Making a special trip to Derby?

There are many fantastic local places to eat and stay so please get in touch for our recommendations!

Need To Know

  • £45 per person
  • Not suitable for under 14s
  • This workshop runs for approximately 3.5 hours

If you’ve got any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t attend the workshop. Cancellations cannot be accepted within 24 hours of the workshop starting and refunds cannot be issued within this time frame however we will offer alternative dates for you to reschedule.


About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops on and off site and produces a range of popular greetings cards for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which shows work by printmakers and workshop attendees alike. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!

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