Do you know those wonderful books from Paige Taylor Evans where she uses the coptic stitch and decorates it with embellishments? I love them and was so happy about a place in her workshop in order to learn how to make them. Normally, I try to learn things by myself with the help of the internet. Here, an inner voice told me to take a workshop, as it might be too frustrating when trying it alone, with no-one to ask for advice.
Last Saturday, Nikki and myself went to Munich for the workshop with 24 others. It all started easy…getting the cover colored…if one liked…I preferred it plain….choosing thread…folding the pages and piercing holes for the stitches. Easy, right?
Then we began to stitch. The 1st and the last stitch of a row is different, the stitches for fixing the covers are different from those for the signature, and you have to watch the direction you go along the signatures…sounds confusing…and also a lot. Luckily, Paige taught us what to do in small digestable steps.
We mastered these steps somehow…of course we had some breaks for chatting and eating as well.
And at the end…yay…we made it. I am so happy with my 1st coptic stitch bound book! Even further, already ordered some embellishments to make some more.
We all had almost the same material and I am fascinated how different the books are at the end.
Thank you again, Paige, for this great workshop!