Wednesday, November 17, 2021


The Diamond X binding stitch is an eye-catcher, especially with the addition of a bead in the middle of each X. Becky Luening led us in a very informative workshop to create wonderful three section journals with a pleated spine that showcased this stitch. More than 40 members from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. participated. Many thanks go to Becky for her detailed instructions and for showing many variations that can be used with this binding method. Thanks also go to our Tech Coordinator, Bobbie Hayes, for keeping the workshop running in an organized manner.

Becky Luening

Becky demonstrating the stitching pattern.

Here are some examples of journals that were made during the workshop.

Mary Conley's very lovely colorful book.

Edge Gerring used different colored accent beads.

Michele Kamprath

Michele used her beautiful eco-dyed paper for the cover.

Margaret Beech demonstrated the stitch without beads.

Bonnie Julien included the instructions in her book.

Emmy Nelson

Emmy's gorgeous wet cyanotype covers.

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