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Spool Journal

Ingrid Dijkers
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

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$ 175  

While always trying to push the envelope of what constitutes a book or journal, I have developed the "Spool Journal". One day while wrapping yarn on to some of the spools from my small collection of vintage industrial spools, I started exploring the idea of using spools as a structure for journaling. I immediately got to work on creating a "Journal" with the look and feel of these old spools. I then quickly learned that I love journaling on an almost never ending page! Imagine a total of 32 feet of paper to journal on! We'll be using "Almost Asemic Writing" along with writing in this flowing style of journaling, a delightful combination! The spool is 4" X 8" tall, solid wood construction with metal bands (to replicate the look of antique spools) and includes a 16' roll of paper.

Student will leave class with a prepped Spool book. We will work on and explore some interesting techniques to use in it.

Student Level -
Beginner to Intermediate
While this is not a difficult class, it may also interest advanced students, as this is not a typical journal structure.

Kit fee of $25  Paid to Instructor at beginning of class Includes –
New construction Spool 4" X 8" tall
16' paper roll for journal
Journal closure and ribbon
Use of additional materials

Student supply list to bring to class:
Natural bristle utility brush (as found at home improvement stores)
A poem to use in your journal
Small container of off white craft paint, Gesso (NOT liquitex brand) or white house hold primer
A few of your favorite paint colors (craft paints are fine)
papers, washy tape or ephemera you might like to include
Tacky glue
Cork backed metal ruler
An interesting large button for closure or use one I provide

If you have the following or we can share
-Heat gun


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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