Tuesday, February 27, 2018


At the March workshop Bobbie Hayes will lead us in making an "everyday journal". This will be a quick and easy sewn journal with a paper cover. Alisa Golden made mention on her blog that when she would teach a journal making class no one wanted to use them because they were too nice. So she suggested making a small basic journal that students would actually use. Hopefully this will be that journal that will be used on a daily basis, and it could also be the start of many variations for future journals.

At the beginning of the class Bobbie will show us how to make a simple journal. The second part of the workshop will cover ways that we can vary this little journal and end up with some great books using bow tie, French stitch, exposed spine, case bound, or self covers.

Materials to bring:
  • 16 sheets measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (grain short) text weight paper. The most economical way to do this is to use 8 sheets of text weight paper and cut them in half.
  • 2 sheets of cardstock or heavier scrapbook paper measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (grain short)
  • 1 sheet of paper 5 3/4" x 12" to act as a cover. Mi Teintes, Fabriano, or heavier 12" x 12" scrapbook paper would be appropriate.
  • 40" of waxed linen binding thread, perle cotton or embroidery floss that hasn't been split. (If you use perle cotton or embroidery floss, it should be well waxed. Bobbie will bring wax if you don't have any.)
  • 1 piece of cardstock (scrap) that is 2" x 5 1/2" long, folded in half long wise.
Tools and supplies:
  • 1 sewing needle (Bobbie's suggestion is a Tapestry needle #18-22. They have an eye large enough for these thicker threads and are already somewhat dull.)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Small cutting mat (if you don't have one, an old telephone book will work)
  • Cradle or something to punch the signature holes on
  • Awl, probe or t-pin (t-pin is least desirable because of fineness
  • Adhesive - double-sided tape, glue stick and/or pva
When:    Saturday March 10 at 12 noon
Where:   Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
Bring:     Check above list
Cost:      $1.00
RSVP:     Yes, by March 4 to Bobbie, her contact information is in the newsletter

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