Tuesday, November 3, 2015

FRENCH STITCH BOUND JOURNAL taught by Michele Kamprath

Come join us Saturday November 14 to make a small journal or blank book that is bound together with the lovely French Stitch binding. Your completed book size will be: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. You will need to cut your paper ahead of time. 

Detail of Michele's lovely French Stitch bindings

Materials to bring:
For the cover:

  • Cut two pieces 8 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" tall, grain short. Choose decorative cardstock, watercolor paper, or other heavier weight paper. (Note: Michele has also put photographs on the front and back covers mounted on folded cardstock.)
For the signatures:

  • 20 text-weight pieces of paper 8 1/2" wide by 11" tall, cut in half. (Note: you should end up with a total of 40 pieces of paper that will then be folded into 10 signatures--four sheets per signature. Each piece will measure 8 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" tall, grain short when done. We will fold these to make our signatures at the workshop. The folded signatures will measure 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall. Or if you prefer, 10 signatures made of heavier watercolor-like paper. Each piece would measure 8 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" tall, grain short.)
Other materials needed:

  • Needle
  • Waxed linen thread, perle cotton size 5, or embroidery floss
  • Bees wax if using unwaxed thread (Michele will have some to borrow if you do not have any)
  • Piercing tool
  • Piercing cradle - extras available if needed
  • Pencil
  • Paper clip
  • Bone folder
  • Glue Stick
Materials Supplied:

  • Instructions
  • Jig paper
  • Tape for cover (if needed)
November Meeting Details:

When:      Saturday, November 14 at 12 noon
Where:     Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
RSVP:       YES! by Nov. 9 to Michele, 
                 (her contact information is in the newsletter)
Cost:         50 cents
Materials:  Check above list

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