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Dazzling Datebook

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November 9, 2013
1:00 – 3:00 PM
$18.00 per person
Speedy Scrappers, Troy, Illinois

Come to Speedy Scrappers on Saturday, November 9 and learn to make this Dazzling Datebook! You will learn basic bookbinding techniques that you will use transform an inexpensive 2014 datebook into a treasure you’ll enjoy everyday of the new year. You’ll receive complete written instructions so you will be able to create as many of these little beauties as you like. They make great stocking stuffers for friends, family and co-workers! The datebook includes pages for notes, addresses and contact information, and weekly & monthly calendars in a perfect size to fit in your pocket or purse.

The cover is soft and pretty. You’ll use Irish waxed linen and Irish linen bookcloth with beautiful cover papers of your choice.

This workshop is perfect for anyone! No bookbinding experience is needed.

Your registration fee includes all of the materials you will need to create one datebook. At the start of the workshop you’ll choose one or two sheets of Speedy Scrappers gorgeous paper to use for your cover and for the inside of the datebook, and some little “extras” to make your datebook really special. In the workshop we will discuss several variations for your datebook that you may wish to try at home.

Participants are asked to bring a pair of scissors, metal edge ruler, and a pencil. If you have a bone folder and/or awl, please bring those, too. If you don’t have these items, the instructor will have tools for you to borrow.

For more information or to register, please follow the “Speedy Scrappers” link to the right. Or, stop in Speedy Scrappers and take a look at the sample on display.

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Chain Stitch Journal — October 27, 2013 — Artmart, Saint Louis, Mo

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Come and create a one-of-a-kind blank paged book. Choose from a huge selection of international artisan papers to cover your book. Bind your book with a beautiful chain stitch exposed binding. Every participant will leave with a complete finished beautiful book.

Please follow the link at the right to register or for more information.

Price: $65.00

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

French Country Journal — Saturday, Septemer 14, 2013

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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.

Stampaway 2013

I am so honored to have been one of the instructors at Stampaway 2013. Today, I received two evaluations from participants in my workshops. They made my day! Some of the comments . . .

“As with last year, my experiences in Jan’s classes are perfection. She offers everything that I want in a class — high quality materials, a properly assembled kit, WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, a proper supply list of items we need to bring, and last, but not least, clear and patient teaching. Everyone was able to complete their books and everyone winds up with a gorgeous finished project plus written instructions so that they can make another book in the future. Absolutely your best class offering.” — Anonymous

And,
“Class started on time. Jan was very nice and did a good job instructing us throughout the class. I wished I had signed up for some of her other classes and hope she is back next year.” — “R”

Ladies, thanks so much for the kind words. You are the best!

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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