12th Century Coptic Binding

12th Century Coptic Binding Workshop with Shanna Leino
January 17 & 18, 2009
The University of the Arts

One of the beautiful things about this particular structure is the appliqued leather cover. Simple designs were boned onto the covers using a template, and then parts of the design were cut away. Additional pieces of leather, in contrasting or similar colors, are attached to the back, and then stitched, creating an applique.

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