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VA301 - Perfect Little Notebook

Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

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$ 150  

The perfect binding (glued binding) is one we handle all the time in our daily lives as ordinary paperback books, yet when used in a handmade notebook it becomes extraordinary. We will make a “Perfect Little Notebook” using this quick and marvelous binding technique as well as tea staining the paper sheets (text block) for an antique look and feel, creating the cover from your favorite cotton or rayon fabric and making a closure from small buttons and ribbons. Once we finish our small ( 5” x 3.75” ) notebook of 64 pages, information will be shared as how to create larger and different shapes for this binding at home.

This very useful little notebook is perfect for daily notes and jottings, ideas for poems, shopping lists, travel journal, and a perfect gift for your hostess, friends or yourself.

I will be bring a tool kit for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best.

Supply fee - $35 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

use of book binding kit
papers for text block
extra fabrics
All supplies needed to make notebook

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
sharp regular sized sewing scissors
Favorite pieces of light to medium weight (quilt weight) cotton/cotton blend fabric 11" x 14"

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit:

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