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Fabric Journal Love

  • January 05, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thread Lab 6545 N. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs CO
  • 5


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I adore fabric journals. They are so nice to hold in your hands and so beautifully unique.  I have made fabric covers for most of my purchased journals and sketchbooks but in the last couple years I have delved deeper into the art of creating my own hand bound journals so I could get the paper I wanted in the size I wanted. In this book I solved the annoying problem of having to drag a pencil/pen case along with your journal.
We will create this enticing journal from start to finish in this class. Don't fret about not being an expert stitcher! This textile journal or sketch book is stitch and book beginner friendly. Ages 16 and up. basic sewing machine experience required.
Level: Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.
Materials Fee $15 for Multi-Purpose Cloth, zippers, hand dyed twill tape, waxed linen thread and Fusible web. Also include use of my bone folders, needles and tools
Supplies to Bring
•Assorted fabrics for your cover and zip bag. This is a great place to use scraps and remnants
•Thread to match or coordinate with your fabrics
•Mixed media paper such as Strathmore or Canson. 20 pieces cut to 14" x 11" or your favorite book paper
•1 piece of card stock 3" x 11" (can be scrap)
•Ribbon, sari silk, or cord for wrap
•Large button
•Size 90 machine embroidery needle

$85 members/$95 non members

Instructor: Liz Kettle
Why I Sew:
I have been intrigued with stitching since I was a child. I have never lost the feeling that something magical happens when you combine fabric and stitch. There are just so many possibilities….will this fabric want to be a bag, a journal cover, or a skirt or become part of a special story in collage? Fabric is such a malleable material. It can be draped, sculpted, textured or smooth. Stitching is so incredibly satisfying….why would anyone not sew?

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