X Over Band Journals

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I've always liked the look of stitched bindings, but most of the techniques I've explored are ridiculously complicated. Not this one! It's very simple to learn, and goes together fairly quickly. You'll be whipping out your own handmade books in no time.

In this class, you’ll learn how to turn a stack of grocery bags, or a stack of your favorite heavy art paper, into a lovely stitched journal. This is a self-paced class. Before registering, please read How Classes Work.

What’s so great about these journals? Besides being much easier to make than they look—they lay flat when you open them. There’s no wrestling with the binding to get the pages to lay open while you work.

Materials List
A complete materials list will be available on the classroom message board. Here are the basics:

  • Paper bags or watercolor paper.
  • Cardboard, chipboard or book board.
  • Brown paper or handmade paper.
  • Duct tape and masking tape.
  • A awl.
  • Waxed linen thread.
  • Needles with large eyes.
  • A glue stick.
  • Quick drying tacky glue.
  • A metal ruler and a craft knife.
  • A metal T square or L square.

About Pricing

This is a Pay What You Want class. The class is well worth $50, but I realize that is out of the question for many folks, so please pay what you can, according to your means. The minimum price to take this class is $10, but you can pay $10-$50, as you wish. Pay what you think learning this technique is worth. Think of anything you pay over $10 as encouragement to offer more classes this way.

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