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Worktable Wednesday

Today I continued work on my gifted leather journals. This time I made a small batch with some thick brown leather. On these books, I used a Keith Smith binding called Triple Parquet. I modified it a little bit, so it's more like a double/triple parquet. The closure for these journals is

Gifted leather journals

I recently received the most wonderful gift from a former student - a batch of leather. I've been busily working on some journals so that the leather doesn't go to waste.There was a large piece of sage green leather and I used it for two different bindings. The first was

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on completing a photo album for an Etsy order. As I mentioned previously, my Green Bamboo photo album was recently featured in an Etsy Treasury (yeah, I'm still excited). Here it is, hot off the press. Well, it wasn't really hot. Or right off the press. It was

Worktable Wednesday

Today started out with the most awesome surprise. The doorbell rang around 8:00 a.m. and I opened the door to find a former student of mine bearing a batch of leather! She said that she wasn't going to use it and thought that I might be able to make something

Worktable Wednesday

I'm getting ready for my first craft show of the holiday season and today I worked on some small leather journals. I love this stitching pattern - it's called "Dovetail" and was designed by Keith Smith. You can find the binding instructions in his book Non-Adhesive Binding Volume II: 1-2- &

Leather Pocket Journals – Part 3

For the past two weeks I've been teaching the third installment of my leather journals class. We have continued working on three signature bindings from Keith Smith's book, Non-Adhesive Binding Volume II: 1-2- & 3-Section Sewings.   I had a great group of six women who completed five bindings, despite my problematic

Worktable Wednesday

Today was another of my not-so-fun, running around like a crazy person, appointment days. Luckily, I was able to squeeze in a shopping trip. My friend Nancy has told me multiple times to go to Hides Pride in Essex Junction, Vermont - she praises their selection of leather. So I trot myself

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