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12 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Welcome to The Journaling Journey

      1:34
    • Supplies

      6:25
    • Prepare Your Pages

      3:20
    • Create The Accordion

      2:58
    • Connect The Pages

      6:49
    • Tape The Pockets

      5:51
    • Measure And Cut The Covers

      7:14
    • Cover The Boards

      11:54
    • Create The Cards

      6:58
    • Measure The Ribbon

      3:49
    • Add The Covers

      7:32
    • The Class Project

      6:07

About This Class

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The accordion book is one of the most versatile, yet simple, structures to have in your bookbinding toolkit. You can take any paper, regardless of the size and shape and create an accordion book with it. I love teaching this structure to kids because it’s a great way to get them started with making their own books. I love teaching it to adults because they can bring a certain wisdom to the structure and use the way it can be displayed as an element to create artistic or creative content.

In this class I help you expand on the basic one piece accordion to create a multi-page, pocket accordion with cards that can become interactive elements that tell a story or create an artistic thread throughout the book.

This class is an INTERMEDIATE level course that starts with simple folding then expands to include techniques like covering boards and adding ribbons.

13 of 13 students recommendSee All

Kaila is a fabulous instructor! She's very detailed and gives thorough explanations and demos. Love this accordian book project!
I think Kiala is one of the best book artists around, her classes here on Skillshare are absolutely clear, and thorough, and she shares all her tips and experience to help a novice get started in bookbinding. I would recommend any of her classes.
CalliSue Art

Art | Books | Calligraphy

Kiala gives detailed, clear and concise instruction. This class inspired me to get started on a project with bookbinding, drawing and watercolour.

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Kiala Givehand

Bookbinder • Storyteller • Mixed Media Artist

ONLINE CLASSES o INSTAGRAM o ONLINE SHOP o YOUTUBE o FACEBOOK

Hi! I'm Kiala Givehand, a book binder, mixed media art journaler, and happiness catalyst. I lead online classes, teach in-person workshops and retreats, and invent creative products to help inspire the most reluctant muse to come out and play.

Through my love for paper, fountain pens, art, and handmade books, I've been able to cultivate an artistic life that includes Book Art, poetry, lots of silly doodling and tons o...

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