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Leather long stitch journal workshop (Intermediate)

Duration: One day

Price: £80

Contact: Lynne Friel at Lynne Friel

Westhampnett Road
West Sussex
PO19 7HW

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 17th October 2020

About the Course

This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and perfect for anyone who has some experience of bookmaking or who has attended my Leather Journal Workshop for beginners. You’ll take home two wraparound leather journals which can be used as bullet journals, sketchbooks or just for plain doodling.

The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. Start by refreshing (or learning) the long stitch technique on an A6 (passport size) book, closing it with a simple fastening. You will design a simple spine for this using straight stitches and maybe using more than one colour thread. After lunch you’ll make a larger (A5) journal where the threads cross the spine to make diagonals or diamonds. You’ll create a closure using buttons, studs, elastic or leather ties, or a combination of them all. You may decide on a simple binding with an ornate closure or vice versa – the choice is yours. There will be plenty of opportunity to let your creativity rip.

You’ll go home with two unique leather journals with wraparound covers. There will be a large choice of leather, mostly upcycled and some new.

You’ll learn the following skills during the workshop:

+ Finding the grain of the paper
+ Folding the paper to make sections using a bone folder
+ Designing and making templates
+ Using an awl to punch the paper
+ Choosing leather (it will be pre-cut)
+ Using a Japanese Screw Punch to make holes in the leather
+ Stitching across two or three sections to make a stunning pattern on the spine
+ Sewing buttons on to leather, making ties and attaching studs
+ Incorporating the features of the recycled leather into your design

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What's included in the price?

All materials are provided including a wide choice of leather, mostly upcycled and some new. There will be lots of tea/coffee and homemade cake. Please bring a packed lunch.

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