I'm trying to learn the coptic stitch method of bookbinding, and I am having a hell of a time understanding the existing tutorials I have found on the web and on this site. I don't know if it's a matter of the tutorial-writers' grammar or if it's just that they have simplified it too much so that it doesn't make any sense, but I can't seem to figure it out. Would anyone be able to write out a very explicit and detailed tutorial of the coptic stitch?
My boyfriend is in his first year of law school and he's just getting ready for his final exams. So, I decided to put together a small exam care-package for him. I'm going to include some sharp HB pencils, some ballpoint pens, a pack of gum, a little pack of coffee, and probably a little container of Advil or something as well. I love this website, and I was hoping to enlist some help from all you creative minds; I want to construct some kind of box or container to put all the stuff in. I was thinking maybe a little wooden-crate thing with letters (in the typical wooden crate "fragile" style) that say "exam care package," but I'm no wood-worker... Any ideas? What else should I include in the package? What would YOU want during exams?