• Altered Book Long Stitch

    Posted on January 17, 2016 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine


    OLLI Book Arts: Judge a Book by Its Cover with Michele Olsen

    Create your own personal journal by using the covers from an old book. The spine will be replaced with book cloth made in class and sections of the book will be sewn using the easy long stitch pattern.  This technique can be used with just about anything for covers.

    Bring to class:

    Basic Toolkit: cutting mat, small utility knife, metal ruler, bookbinder’s awl, embroidery thread or linen thread, size 20 or 22 tapestry needle, PVA glue, glue brush, sharp pencil, baby wipes, sewing cradle (or phonebook), bone folder.

    Materials: an old book with interesting covers (about 5 ” x 7″ would be best), favorite text weight papers, decorative papers, a strip of fabric for the spine (2-3″ wide and 2 inches taller than the height of your book), button for a closure.

    Prerequisite: Book Arts: The Basics or previous instruction in book arts. Level: Beginner.

    Day & Date: Saturday, Feb. 20

    Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Fee: OLLI Members $50

    Class #: 27851: REGISTER ONLINE

    Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center