Bookbinding: Rustic Wrap Around Journal

$90 + $30 Material Fee

Kari Bronaugh
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All Levels
  1. May 9, 9AM - 4PM

In this course, students will make two blank journals, one little chubby book with a vinyl cover and one larger book, with either a wool felt or a leather cover. The books will both have exposed spine sewing and the “limp” covers will wrap around the fore-edge of the book to the front. Students will experiment with decorative closure methods that will include buttons, pens and cords. Students will learn traditional long, span, and link stitch sewing and explore options for funky ways to build a closure mechanism. The book will be made from 98 lb/160 gsm acid free Mixed Media Canson Paper which works well for marker, pastel, pencil, acrylic, watercolour, charcoal, pen and ink.

Learning Outcome: Long Stitch Sewing including the running stitch, the span stitch, the false kettle stitch and planning the sewing pattern; Paper folding & hand slitting; Working with a limp material for a book cover and closure mechanisms; Signature punching for traditional hand bookbinding sewing.

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