Coptic binding refers to methods of bookbinding developed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. The term is also used to describe modern bindings sewn in the same style...Wikipedia
Last weekend I took a 3 hour class at Bizzy b's Stamp & Scrap with Samantha Starr learning how to make a journal using Coptic binding. How cool is it to still be using the same stitch used in the 2nd century. That's truly staying power! Once you get the hang of it, it's a very easy stitch to do. For you embroiders out there it almost like a lazy daisy stitch.
The journal at the top of the page is 8x10". The covers are made using "Graphic 45" paper which I love for their wonderful designs and watercolour paper for the inner pages.