Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Build a Mixed Media Art Journal

Brooke Henry
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri April 13-14

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$ 365  

Build a one of a kind mixed media art journal like you've never experienced before. We will start out by hand stitching a soft cover with fabric collaged elements.  Texture, dimension, and focal points will be created by using stitching. If hand stitching isn’t your thing, we will go over a few ways to use a sewing machine in lieu of hand stitching.  Next we will be adding custom embellishments with innovative interactive elements. Such as flip outs, pockets, collages, and constructed papers. I will take you through the process of making all of the custom add-ons: fabric beads, thread baubles, stitched elements, and more. All while learning the basics of book binding with personal touches. We will use a sewing machine in conjunction with paper in a way that is new and fresh. Your completed journal will be filled with love, texture, and bold elements.
No sewing skills needed, basic machine skills will be taught if needed.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

All supplies needed for cover: embroidery threads, hand stitching needles, fabrics,
Sari ribbons
Handmade button
Wide variety of papers including many handmade papers
Tags & embellishments
Fabric bits and accents
Supplies to make: fabric beads, thread baubles, and store bought beads
Waxed thread for binding
Glue stick
Other misc items
 A few washi tapes will be available for shared class use

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sewing machine (we will have some to share)
 Sewing machine thread + bobbin thread (I often use black)
 Scissors (paper scissors + thread snips)
 Ruler (metal preferred)
 Awl or crop-a-dile
 Large eye binding needle (I will have few extra on hand for shared class use)
 Washi tape (Black & whites go with everything)
Masking tape
Bone folder
 Extension cord

Optional items:
Unique papers/tags/ or embellishments (any goodies you may have on hand that you
may want to include in your journal. Totally optional)
 Hole punch
Thimble for hand stitching
Readers if needed
Cutting mat (approx 12x18 size)
 Table lamp

Click here for a printable page

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