In a couple of weeks, I begin teaching a 4 week workshop at the Art Students League of Denver where you can learn how to create beautiful leather bound journals like the one pictured above (and more complex sewings by the end of the course) and like ones that that I sell in my Etsy store. They make great gifts and are study enough to stand up to a little abuse if you like to carry a journal around daily or while traveling.
The class runs on Mondays, March 10-31 from 6-9pm – register by March 6 by going to www.asld.org clicking the “Search for Classes” link on the righthand side and choose “Porteous Susan” from the instructors to find my classes, you can then click to register online. I hope to see you in a few weeks!
Here’s the official class description: “Learn to create beautiful bindings for journals using long and link stitch techniques that attach pages directly to a leather cover. Explore a variety of traditional sewing patterns and create your own original stitch designs. Explore ways to embellish covers with decorative sewing and weaving techniques and different tie or clasp options.”
Also check back for info on my Photo Flag Books class at ASLD coming in May.