This is a hand made coptic binding in a raw natural leather, sewn in linen thread with an exposed spine. The internal paste-downs are made using decorative fabric to give a luxurious interior to the book. It is not made using any adhesive, allowing it to open completely flat for maximum use of the pages.
This binding technique dates back to 2nd Century AD and early Christians in Egypt – the Copts. Traditionally they are the first true codices, characterised by one or more sections of parchment, papyrus or paper sewn together with an exposed chain stitch.
These handmade modern versions take advantage of current beautiful materials for covers and a variety of papers for different uses.
Leather with a fabric interior. – The inside lining fabric will vary from the pictures shown – a wide variety of fabrics are used.
130gsm Snowdon Cartridge Paper – Wood-free and acid-free cartridge paper, with a matt white surface. Ideal for watercolour, drawing and many printing processes including etching, silkscreen (including water-based silk-screen) and offset lithography.
100gsm Canson Cartridge Paper – This off-white cartridge paper is ideal for drawing and sketching. Suitable for use with dry media such as pencils, charcoals, crayons, chalks and sketching pencils.
The inside lining fabric will vary from the pictures shown – a wide variety of fabrics are used.