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Stampaway 2015 — “Come Away with Me” Luggage Journal

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This workshop is really special . . .

“Come Away with Me” Luggage Book
Thursday, August 6 8:30-11:30 AM

Details galore adorn this book created with the Graphic 45
“Come Away with Me” collection. Open the functional
metal clasp that resembles a luggage clasp to find a two
section journal and journaling cards. Students will create a
functional leather handle on the spine of the book. There
will be several choices of scrap to use to trim the inside.
Class includes written instructions and all materials. Jan is a
bookbinding master and a graduate of Hollander’s School of
Book and Paper Arts.

Register at http://www.stampawayusa.com

 

 

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Stampaway 2015 — Jute Bound Journal

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AUTUMN JUTE BOUND ALBUM
Thursday, August 6 2:00-4:00 PM

You’ll select a beautiful piece of handmade paper featuring
rich Autumn colors to use as the cover. The binding sewing
uses orange Irish Linen sewn over two types of Jute ribbon.
Colored cork will finish the inside of the book. This fat book
is seven sections with a lovely ivory text weight paper and
a heavier kraft card stock. A little tassel of Czech glass beads
decorates the spine and is actually a part of the spine
sewing. Class fee includes written instructions and all
materials needed. Jan is a bookbinding master and
graduate of Hollander’s School of Book and Paper Arts.

Stampaway 2015 — Silver and Suede Journal

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Silver and Suede Journal
Friday, August 7 4:15-6:15 PM

Students will choose a piece of colored suede for their
cover. This five section journal is sewn with a fine linen
which causes the beads to appear to be “floating” along the
spine. A large center bead is bracketed by two Czech glass
beads. A heavy paper for the sections adds to the heft of
this journal, which opens perfectly flat. Class fee includes
written instructions & all materials needed to complete one
journal. Jan is a bookbinding master and a graduate of
Hollander’s School of Book and Paper Arts.

Register at http://www.stampawayusa.com

 

 

“Couture” — A French Door Book — Stampaway 2014

WED AUG 6 5:30-8:30 PM Couture

Ooh-la-la! This is one gorgeous book! You’ll use paper from the Graphic 45 “Couture” collection to create a stunning French door book. Untie the black satin ribbon to find a little 16 page text section under each door. Look further and you’ll find vintage hats and journaling cards. Adorning this book is Irish linen book-cloth. You’ll learn the “laced dash” stitch trimmed with glass beads to sew your book with Irish waxed linen. Your class fee includes all materials. The written instructions will allow you to create as many more journals as you would like. Jan Lill Worms is a graduate of Hollanders School of Book and Paper Arts in Ann Arbor, MI. Attendees of past Stampaway classes may remember her as Jan Beineke. Bring: pencil, ruler, bone folder, awl, scissors, 1” foam or flat brush for gluing, an old wash rag to use for gluing and a transparent 12 “ ruler. Helpful if you have: paperback book at least 1” thick to use as a punching cradle (using it for this purpose will break the spine, so bring a book that can be “abused”).

Please follow the “Stampaway” link to the right to register!

Stunning Starburst Journal

WED  AUG 6     2:45-4:45 PM                                           

  This chunky little book is stunning! Choose one of several colors of handmade paper with a gorgeous mum pattern to create the cover. The open back features a striking “starburst” binding which coordinates perfectly with the cover pImageaper. This journal is 4 3/4”x 5 3/4” and contains 84 heavy weight, unlined cream color pages bound with Irish wax linen. Your class fee includes all the materials that you will need to create one book. Jan is a graduate of Hollanders School of Book and Paper Arts in Ann Arbor, MI and is a bookbinding master. Bring: pencil, ruler, bone folder, awl, scissors, 1” foam or flat brush for gluing, an old wash rag to use for gluing, and a transparent 12” ruler. Helpful if you have: a paperback book at least 1” thick to use as a punching cradle (using it for this purpose will break the spine, so bring a book that can be “abused”).

Please follow the “Stampaway” link to the right to register!

April 25, 2014 – Big Button Book with Jan Lill Worms at USArtQuest in Chelsea, Michigan

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Date:               Friday, April 25, 2014

Time:               10:00 – 1:00pm

Participants will learn two bookbinding stitches by creating this adorable chunky little book with a big button closure. The handmade paper choices available for this book are nearly endless! Participants will select a favorite paper from Art Papers Online’s wonderful warehouse and a coordinating big button. The text sections are sewn using a decorative “barber pole” stitch. The fore edge of the book is trimmed with a hand sewn “machine stitch.”

Irish waxed linen and beads will be used to create the tie closure and participants will learn how to finish the tie end with a small ornamental tassel. There’s lots of learning packed into this charming project!

Class Fee: $38 all materials included

No experience necessary

Follow the link to the right to register!

 

I will be teaching at USArtQuest in Chelsea, Michigan!

Please visit http://usartquest.com/ for pictures and registration information or follow the link to the right.

Stampaway 2013 — A Gardener’s Journal

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I taught my last workshop at Stampaway on Friday afternoon. This is a whimsical journal and a perfect way to end a full, and busy, three days of teaching. I am so honored to have been an instructor! It was a wonderful experience.

This sweet journal will delight your favorite gardener. Perhaps that favorite gardener is you! The cover paper is a delightful British paper and the book is bound with Italian
book cloth. We used an interesting lattice stitch created by Keith Smith to sew the
journal and accented it with charming antique gold colored beads. This lattice stitch might remind you of an old fashioned trellis with a butterfly perched between two flowers. This 4 1/4” x 5 3/4” journal has 48 pages divided into two sections.

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