bookWorms bindery

Bookbinding, Book Arts, Zentangle, and Other Random Thoughts

Archive for the category “Workshops I’m Teaching”

French Country Journal — Saturday, Septemer 14, 2013

476

Lovely “French Country” paper by Graphic 45 covers this journal that is bound with an interesting and ancient Japanese binding stitch. Called “The Butterfly” or “Yamato Toji” or a “Double span-span span-span” stitch, it was developed in Japan in the 11-12th century. We’ll use Czech glass beads, and Irish waxed linen to bind this 4 ½ x 6″, 5 section journal and we’ll add a little bronze sunflower charm to the sewing. There are 60 unlined, goldenrod colored pages in the text block. Using an ancient Japanese binding for a French themed paper may seem to be a bad match. It works because this binding does not call attention to itself, allowing the beauty of the paper, bead and waxed linen to really shine. This is a gorgeous journal; one that you will treasure.

To register, please contact “Prairie Art Stamps” listed under my favorite links.

Advertisements

A Holiday Cookbook

Saturday, November 10, I’m teaching “A Holiday Cookbook” workshop at the Mascoutah Public Library. This is a free workshop for Mascoutah residents, or $20.00 for non-residents.

The cookbook has 6 pockets and 36 blanks pages to hold your holiday favorites.

For more information, please call the Mascoutah Library: 618.566.2562.

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. 

Post Navigation