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French Link and Coptic Stitch
French Link and Coptic Stitch

Sat, Feb 05


Morgan Conservatory

French Link and Coptic Stitch

Explore the basic structure of Coptic-style Stitch and French Link book binding by making a one-of-a-kind handmade book for each structure.

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Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


French Link and Coptic Stitch

Taught by Jenniffer Omaitz

DATE: Feb 5, 2022 

TIME: 10:00-4:00 EST  

PRICE: $95

Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan. 31, 2022


Coptic bindings are considered the first true codices. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to two techniques of non-supported sewing, the Coptic style stitch using multiple needles  and the French Link using one needle. In addition to the two books completed during the workshop, students will leave with knowledge of basic structure and sewing techniques.

​Supply List

Students are responsible for the following supplies:

  • Bone folder*
  • Curved needles*
  • Corked back ruler
  • Waxed linen thread or cord 4ply (at least 4 yrds)*
  • Extra paper and supplies (if you’d like to make more books)*
  • Awl
  • Scissors
  • Needle nose pliers (optional)
  • Xacto knife*

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

Instructor Bio:

(1979, Cleveland, OH) Jenniffer Omaitz lives and works out of her studio in Kent, OH. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University and a B.F.A. in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Omaitz is an Abstract Painter and Installation artist with a practice that spans over 18 years. In 2016, Omaitz started JC Marbling after 14 months of independent research and experimentation with the process.

JC Marbling & Book Arts was founded to pursue the practice of marbling, book arts, and as a teaching outreach for the craft of marbling. She currently sells her handmade books and cards at the Morgan Paper Conservatory, BayArts in Bay Village, Ohio; Uncommon Art in Hudson and Heights Arts in Cleveland. and


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