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Soft Case Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Experience

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Soft Case Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Experience

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Date & Time

22 Jun - 21 Sep, 2019 (22.06 / 13.07 / 24.08 / 07.09 / 21.09) 3pm–5pm (Cantonese) ; (31.08) 3pm–5pm (English)


A Hall Studio at Block 11




Because Yeung @ Somood

A form of prison labour in the early colonial days, bookbinding remains a vocational training option offered by the Correctional Services to people under its custody. In the past, most of the printing and bookbinding for Government Departments was done in the former Victoria Prison. 

In this workshop, paper artist Because Yeung will introduce participants to Coptic stitch binding. One of the oldest and most complex methods of bookbinding, it is celebrated for the artful and meticulous threaded patterns of its book spines. This workshop uses a soft cover suitable for everyday use.


Participants will:

  • Learn Coptic stitch binding
  • Explore basic bookbinding tools
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the structure of books
  • Take home a notebook with around 80 pages (10x15cm)

*Participants must be 15 years old or above.

$180 /  one person

Please register and pay on art-mate.net

Because Yeung is a Hong Kong-based paper artist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Media Arts in 2013 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University – SPEED. After graduation, she worked as a graphic designer for a design house between 2013-2015. She then travelled to Taiwan and Singapore to learn traditional paper-making and bookbinding. She also learned bookbinding with Japanese and British bookbinders, and studied book restoration in 2016. Because Yeung established a brand called “水木研社 Somood” to promote the culture of papers. She produces handmade papers and books, in addition to regularly holding various workshops.