Find Closure





Instructor: Elissa R. Campbell
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Fee: $65.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Saturday, Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019



Workshop description:

Need that finishing touch for your journal? I’ve got you covered!

Consider this workshop the equivalent of a Closure Dressy Bessy. First, you’ll complete a set of two soft cover, leather books each with a different variation of the long stitch binding. Then comes the fun part – you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, sticks, and metal hardware to create up to 5 closures per book as time allows. Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures – there will be time for discussion and problem-solving as a group. You’ll leave this workshop with two books measuring 9.5″ x 6.5″, along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
X-acto knife and extra blades
24″ metal ruler
cutting mat
bone folder
a minimum of two sewing needles
Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with assorted bits (1.0 – 5.0)
small glue brush (0.5″ – 1″)
glue stick
2″ x 12″ gridded ruler – a quilting ruler would work<
weight (paper-covered brick provided by FOBA) or optionally a bag of BB pellets or equivalent
small metal triangle

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
all materials for closures
scrap paper
PVA glue

Prerequisite experience/skills needed for this class:
How to thread a needle and wax the thread
How to fold paper using a bone folder and assemble signatures
How to tie a weaver’s knot