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The Big Cover Up

Jill K. Berry & Maude May
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 24

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$ 170  

Sewing Machine Experience is necessary for this class!
Have you ever made a beautiful journal cover you love and feel sad when the journal is full? In this class we will make reusable covers for Moleskin Cahier® journals of two sizes. When you finish filling it up, remove it and put this cover on a new blank journal! Easy Peasy! You will create a narrative surface on wool felt with words, pictures, ephemera, ribbons, fabrics and papers, which will then be stitched and fabricated into the cover for a blank Cahier® journal. You will make two covers for two sizes of journals

Skills you will learn or build on
• Collage Principles
• Creating a Visual Narrative Using Words and Images
• Layering Papers and Fabrics Together
• Machine Stitching

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

3.5 x 5.5 Moleskin Cahier® blank journal
5 x 8 Moleskin Cahier® blank journal
Use of instructors glue brushes
Use of instructors’ decorative scissors
Fabric glue sticks
Use of instructors’ irons and ironing boards
Machine sewing thread
Matte medium
Miscellaneous papers, ribbons and ephemera
Paper towels
Sewing machine needles
Wool felt


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron or paint shirt
Cutting mat (if you have one)
Fabric scissors
Paper ephemera
Paper scissors
Rotary cutter (if you have one)
Scraps of fabric
There will be five sewing machines available. If you have a machine please bring it!


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