Coptic Stitch Bound Journal | Breath of Strength | Four Rooms Studio


This unique journal features patterned cotton book cloth. The tree designs along the exterior are hand painted and crafted by Kathy Finkel of Four Rooms Studio. The  book itself is Coptic bound and contains hand marbled paper as well as 300 # d’Arches watercolor paper.

A perfect, portable travel companion, the archival soft ivory and watercolor pages await your imagination and creativity.

112 Pages

Measurements: 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

“Journey into the towering forest
of your spirit and hang your memories
on the graceful branches of your mind.
Allow visions of strength
and majesty to gently flow as you breathe
and embrace your memories.
Gather the chosen.
Hold them closest to your heart.”

– Kathy Finkel

Coptic Binding
The Copts were an early Christian sect living in Egypt and northern Africa. As early as the 4th century, they used this traditional method of hand sewing to bind their folded parchment manuscripts.

These remarkable books open effortlessly to display attractive interior pages that lie gracefully and perfectly flat. Coptic sewn books are appreciated for their elegant beauty. They truly represent the excellence and endurance of this ancient craft.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

1 in stock

Four Rooms Studio
Kathy Finkel
Oakland, Maine

“Art is the open door to the pulse of my creativity.
Books are the exhilaration o f my heartbeat.
Each unique handcrafted book is a footstep on my path to communicate with the viewer.
Be invited to make the journey.”

Kathy Finkel is a book artist, printmaker and painter. Her book/box works evolve from her passion to create books as vessels, keepers of secrets, sanctuaries and protectors of personal journeys. Combining the imagery of printmaking, natural materials, digital imaging and painting provides her with a constant source of inspiration and excitement for her unique books. She continues to explore imaginative use of materials in her creative pursuits.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 2 in