Coptic Bindings

The Coptic stitch is a non-adhesive, hand-sewn binding method introduced during the fourth century A.D. in ancient Egypt by the Copts and followers of the Christian Coptic church. Various forms of this stitching technique have remained popular for over 1,500 years and are still in use today. The open spine structure is not only extremely decorative it has the advantage of being able to be opened through the full 360 degrees, allowing it to lie flat in a way many artists and authors find useful.

 

Coptic Binding time lapse,