Upcoming Retreats

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Ocean City, MD 2019 - October 6 - 10, 2019

Portland, OR 2020 - March 17, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Colorado Springs 2020 - May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Ocean City, MD 2020 - September 25 - October 3, 2020

Portland, OR 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN

Canvas Journal With Half Open Spine

Sophie DeCort
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday & Tuesday Eve

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$ 215  

Have you ever been fascinated about beautiful handmade journals but never realized “you” could make them yourself ? This workshop will submerge you step by step into making a journal from scratch. Together we will start making our own book cover with hand painted book cloth. We will build the cover, paint pages, make our own collage fodder and prepare the pages that will later be bound in our journal.
The journal will have 3 big fat signatures.  
I will teach you the basic bookbinding skills but will also show you different ways to sew the signatures into the spine.
You will take home your very own handmade journal ready to work in.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Bookcover, waxed linen thread, bookbinding needle, collage papers, markmaking tools, my favorite typical Belgian background papers, tissue paper.
I will share with you my favorite tools (stencils, paints, sewing machine, chocolate (I am Belgian !)
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- A few acrylic (cheap) paints plus black & white
- Acrylic ink OR golden liquid acrylics (2 colors plus black)
- Acrylic ink (2 colors)
- Self healing cutting mat
- Craft knife with shap blade
- Glue stick
- Bookbinding awl
- Black fine sharpie
- Scissors
- Ruler (at least 30 cm/12 inch)
- Old white cotton fabric/rags (NO linen !) (I use old bed sheets)
- Make up sponges
- Baby wipes
- A few of your favorite stencils
- Water container
- Spray bottle
- A few cheap paint brushes
- Assorted papers (from : vintage books, magazines, gelliprints, background paper, wallpaper, collage paper, scrapbook paper, watercolor paper, printing paper, envelops, …)
If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share for this class . If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others

Any questions : decortsophie@yahoo.com
To see more of my work : Instagram : sophiedecort
 

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh

 


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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