The Travel Companion Journal workshop

The Travel Companion Journal workshop

October 15, 2013

Grand Isle Art Works
259 U.S. Route 2
Grand Isle

Travel Journal - Blue Roof Designs workshop sampleTuesday October 15, 2013
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Not only does travel offer you the opportunity to experience culture and adventure, but also the opportunity to invest in yourself. A travel journal is a wonderful way to create a tangible memory of your journey.

In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.

The journal will include pockets both inside the covers and in the text block, allowing you the opportunity to save lots of stuff from your travels – tickets, photos, pressed flowers – you name it!

Participants are encouraged to bring small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items to decorate the covers. Additional materials will be available for use during the class. In this two-day workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

Cost: TBD

Materials fee: $15.00 to the instructor

Supplies: Awl, bonefolder, metal ruler (at least 18” long), X-Acto knife or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush, small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items, spring clamp (optional).

To personalize your journal: Collage materials (small bits of handmade paper, fabric, fibers, etc., rubber stamps, pads, markers, etc.

Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

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