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Jamestown Oaks coptic book workshop

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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We love trees and we love our city!

Join us to celebrate the woodsy theme of the current gallery exhibit by creating. Designed by our resident book and paper lover, Deb Eck, these books will feature tree cookies taken from the Third Street oak trees and some decorative papers made by Deb in her studio from plants collected on Jamestown’s Riverwalk.

Learn how to make a traditional, elegant Coptic sewn binding similar to ones used in the Copt Monasteries of Ethiopia around the 4th century while creating  a special tribute to the city’s glorious cathedral oaks.

The two part class meets Feb 22 and 29, and is suitable for complete beginners with no previous binding experience. The workshop will cover the basics of creating a book, including finding paper grain, folding papers accurately, selecting appropriate threads, marking and punching the holes for sewing, and assembling the book.

This is a VERY limited seating class.

Deb will donate $10 per student to Jamestown’s Urban Forestry Fund in honor of the trees.

Save your seat here!


February 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pearl City Clay House
220 East 2nd St
Jamestown, NY 14701 United States
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