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Coptic or Coptic Egyptian (Met Remenkēmi) is the latest stage of the Egyptian language, a northern Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until at least the 17th century. Egyptian began to be written in the Coptic alphabet – an adaptation of the Greek script with some letters inherited from Demotic – in the 1st century CE.

Ancient Alphabets

Coptic or Coptic Egyptian (Met Remenkēmi) is the latest stage of the Egyptian language, a northern Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until at least the 17th century. Egyptian began to be written in the Coptic alphabet – an adaptation of the Greek script with some letters inherited from Demotic – in the 1st century CE.

Coptic Cross Limestone 700 CE Thebes Egypt by mharrsch, via Flickr (Photographed at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California)

Coptic Cross Limestone 700 CE Thebes Egypt by mharrsch, via Flickr (Photographed at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California)

Coptic Textile Fragment late 3rd–5th century Egypt Coptic Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave, brocaded H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm) Textiles like this one are thought to have been produced by Copts (Christian Egyptians) and other weavers throughout the Byzantine Empire. The designs and motifs of Coptic and Byzantine textiles influenced the visual repertoire of the early Islamic period. This fragment was probably part of the shoulder decoration of a tunic

Coptic Textile Fragment late 3rd–5th century Egypt Coptic Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave, brocaded H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm) Textiles like this one are thought to have been produced by Copts (Christian Egyptians) and other weavers throughout the Byzantine Empire. The designs and motifs of Coptic and Byzantine textiles influenced the visual repertoire of the early Islamic period. This fragment was probably part of the shoulder decoration of a tunic

Step-by-step copic coloring tutorial by Michelle Houghton | GetItScrapped.com/blog | Getting Started

The Copic Markers You Need in Your Starter Set

Step-by-step copic coloring tutorial by Michelle Houghton | GetItScrapped.com/blog | Getting Started

so lovely! It makes a bookbinder's heart sing to see all of these stitches lined up! Stack of books by Zoopress Studio

so lovely! It makes a bookbinder's heart sing to see all of these stitches lined up! Stack of books by Zoopress Studio

Åsle Stitch clear video showing how to do the stitch.

Åsle Stitch clear video showing how to do the stitch.

How to make a book using the coptic stitch - an excellent video tutorial.   *Note* Instead of buying expensive waxed thread, you can rub plain candle wax onto regular thread.

How to make a book using the coptic stitch - an excellent video tutorial. *Note* Instead of buying expensive waxed thread, you can rub plain candle wax onto regular thread.

Coptic binding variation on handmade book by Corinne Stubson. I want to learn this binding SO BAD!

Coptic binding variation on handmade book by Corinne Stubson. I want to learn this binding SO BAD!

As early as the 2nd century AD, Coptic Christians living in Egypt employed a simple stitching method to bind books. Still in use today, an advantage of journals sewn in the Coptic style is that they lie completely flat when open. Use bleedproof paper, watercolor paper, or any multi-media paper to customize your Coptic journal!

As early as the 2nd century AD, Coptic Christians living in Egypt employed a simple stitching method to bind books. Still in use today, an advantage of journals sewn in the Coptic style is that they lie completely flat when open. Use bleedproof paper, watercolor paper, or any multi-media paper to customize your Coptic journal!

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