Arts & Crafts Workshop: Upcycled Book Journal

Have you been trying to start or re-start a journaling practice but can’t seem to get motivated? The issue may be your journal! If you’re using an ordinary, off-the-shelf book, it’s no wonder you’re not inspired. In this NEW workshop, you’ll learn how to turn an old or damaged book into a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you won’t be able to resist filling with your art or thoughts!

The uber-talented Amanda Smith will teach you everything you need to know about the process. She’ll start by explaining how to select an appropriate book to upcycle. Then, using an old hardcopy Reader’s Digest, you’ll learn how to prepare a book by gutting it and reinforcing the spine. Next, Amanda will show you how to create pages for your book and hand-stitch them into the spine. Finally, she’ll suggest ways to use your new journal, including ideas you may not have thought of.

You’ll leave the class with a beautiful 7-3/4” x 5-1/2” journal and a basic bookbinding kit so you can make additional journals at home.

No previous bookbinding experience necessary.

For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website.

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