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The Nag Hammadi Codex Course

Sunday, July 21st at the Owen Sound Artist's Co-op Workshop.

Cost: $90 and all materials are included.

Call (519) 371-0479 to sign up!

Students will make two half-size models of one of the Nag Hammadi Codices - one from rustic leather and one from funky vinyl. Students are welcome to make both in vinyl if they prefer not to use leather. The sewing will be done with sturdy hemp thread.

The Nag Hammadi Library are the oldest codices to have survived with some of their bindings still intact. They are believed to show the early transition from scrolls to a sewn and folded book (a codex).

The codices were discovered in 1945 in Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi.

These codices are thought to have been written during the fourth century and hidden during a purge of canonical literature. The codices were leather bound with Coptic text written on papyrus sheets.

These are a rustic, wrap around style of book. One of the most fun parts is once you know how to make them, all sorts of materials will start to appear as possible covers.

It is also an easy book to replace the pages when they are full, so it's great for trips where you want a sturdy, water resistant travel notebook that you can toss in your bag without worrying about it.

The course will be offered at the Owen Sound Artist's Co-op Workshop located next door the Co-op (942 2nd Ave East Owen Sound) on Sunday, July 21st. Call (519) 371-0479 to sign up!

Spots are limited so sign up early!


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