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Archive for the month “August, 2012”

Autumn Chain Stitch Journal Workshop — September 15

I’m teaching September 15 at Prairie Art Stamps in Springfield, Illinois. For more information, follow the link under “My Favorite Links” to the right of my blog.
 
Autumn Chain Stitch Journal
 
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 working news pic
 
Time: 12:00 – 3:30
 
Cost:$35.00
 
This workshop features an interesting “twist” on traditional binding. You’ll use a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create a “one of a kind” cover for your journal and learn to assemble the book using mixed media paper and matboard. We’ll highlight the embossing with ink. The waxed linen for the chain stitch, text wrap paper and the ink for the cover will be gorgeous, rich co-ordinated autumn colors. The chain stitch binding is elegant and easy. It’a a stitch you will want to use again and again because it is so lovely and versatile. This is a 5 section journal… nice and chunky with lots of room for notes. Please bring scissors, bone folder, awl or Japanese Screw Punch, and a ruler. There will be several embossing folders available for you to use, but if you have a favorite you are welcome to bring it. 
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My First Handmade Book

This is the first handmade book I made in September 2005. I had admired many of the lovely handmade books at Prairie Art Stamps in Springfield, Illinois. When the next class was offered, I signed up. I loved making this book and have been captivated by hand bookbinding ever since!
This book is a simple long stitch binding and the cover is Japanese Yuzen Washi paper. Looking back, I see beginners “problems.” But considering that I really didn’t know what I was doing or know anything at all about bookbinding, I’m proud of the results.
My teacher was Angela Finet, owner of Angela’s Happy Stamper in Reston, Virginia. Angela is an accomplished bookbinder and a wonderful teacher. I always remind her that she is the one who got me “hooked” on bookbinding.

 

A Casebound Guestbook

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Inside the front cover of A Casebound Guestbook

A Casebound Guestbook

A Guestbook for a Wedding

I created this casebound guestbook for my cousin Nancy & Bill’s wedding, August 2012.

The cover paper is a screen print made in India and the spine is Japanese bookcloth.

I used German Scrap to trim the front cover. Popular in Victorian times, it is still made in Germany and still a lovely accent.

 

 

 

I love cats and books and bookbinding! Until I post some of my own work, please enjoy this little cat.

LillyArt is named after my little grey cat Lilly. I’ll post her picture here, too.

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