Coptic Bookbinding: the Original Codex, with Anneka Baird

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Coptic Bookbinding: the Original Codex, with Anneka Baird

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$35 – $65

Coptic Bookbinding was developed by the Egyptian Copts in the 2nd century A.D. and represents the earliest known form of a true codex. This multi-section, non-adhesive binding features an exposed spine which reveals the decorative, braid-like sewing of the binding — commonly known as a chain stitch. These books lay flat when opened, making them easy to write in and an ideal candidate for journals and notebooks. This class will include a brief introduction to material considerations and each participant will bind a book to take home.

Instructions: All tools and materials will be provided. Feel free to bring a notebook to take notes.

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Ages: 12+
Materials Fees: $25
Location: Viroqua, WI

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines (not including Materials Fees)

Supporter Level Ticket: $65
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $50
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $35
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!


September 21
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$35 – $65
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