Tag Archives: leather

  • Last Journal finished

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by in My Books, Sewn Spine

    The last book in the OLLI course Leather Journals is finally finished. It’s mine (instructor) and I know it’s the last one to be completed. I used the leather cover to demonstrate the longstitch sewing of the spine and hadn’t intended to actually complete a journal. I cut the leather from a blue suede jacket […]

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  • Workshops by Michele Olsen

    Finished Journals

    Posted on July 16, 2013 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes have finished their books and every single one is wonderful. This is the first sewn structure for almost all of the ten students and they showed extraordinary patience with the needles, 36 inches of waxed linen thread, and tiny little beads that were added to the […]

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  • Long Stitch Leather Journal

    Posted on July 8, 2013 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    This week I am teaching a book arts class for Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI). The first day we will construct this book: leather covers, pages of printmaking paper, sewn longstitch spine. Day two we will explore ways to “get things” on the page. The class is this Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm-6pm. I can […]

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