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French Link and Coptic Stitch
French Link and Coptic Stitch

Sat, Feb 05



French Link and Coptic Stitch

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

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Date + Time

Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cleveland, 1745 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Coptic bindings are considered the first true codices. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to two techniques of non-supported sewing, the Coptic 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 the basic structure and sewing techniques.

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

​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)*

Brush for applying glue

Extra paper and supplies (if you’d like to make more books)



Needle nose pliers (optional)

Xacto knife*

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

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