Find Closure

Find Closure

June 29, 2019

Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove

Handmade leather journals with multiple closures by Elissa CampbellSaturday June 29, 2019
Sunday June 30, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at the Focus on Book Arts conference once again! This time around, it’s all about closures.

Need that finishing touch for your journal? I’ve got you covered!

Consider this workshop the equivalent of a Closure Dressy Bessy. First you’ll complete a set of two soft cover, leather books (measuring 9.5″ x 6.5″) each with a different variation of the long stitch binding.

Then comes the fun part – you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, sticks, and metal hardware to create up to 5 closures per book (as time allows).

Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures – there will be time for discussion and problem-solving as a group.

You’ll leave this workshop with two books, along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $65.00 (includes leather, paper, thread, and all materials for closures)

Supplies/Equipment: X-Acto knife and extra blades, 24″ metal ruler, cutting mat, pencil, bone folder, awl, scissors, a minimum of two sewing needles, Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with assorted bits (1.0 – 5.0), small glue brush (0.5″ – 1″), PVA, glue stick, 2″ x 12″ gridded ruler (a quilting ruler would work), weight, small metal triangle.

Registration for FOBA is open until June 1st.


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