Handmade Journals: Mastering The Basics

Kiala Givehand, Bookbinder • Storyteller • Printmaker

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11 Lessons (1h 12m)
    • 1. Hello and Welcome

      2:51
    • 2. Why The Basics Matter

      5:10
    • 3. Supplies

      7:05
    • 4. Folding Paper

      6:47
    • 5. Book 1: Accordion

      9:55
    • 6. Book 2: Fold and Tear

      5:38
    • 7. Book 3: Pamphlet Stitch

      15:45
    • 8. Project 1: Landscapes or Timelines

      6:02
    • 9. Project 2: A Photo Book

      5:54
    • 10. Project 3: A Simple Journal

      4:05
    • 11. Expanding Your Skills

      2:20
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About This Class

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Handmade journals are a wonderful way to enhance and enrich your creative practice. Whether you make a journal for writing or one for art, you’ll find that the process is so simple you’ll want to make these books over and over again.

In this course I share three simple book structures that all bookbinders should know in order to have a solid foundation on which to build. This class is a BASIC BEGINNER course that uses simple folding, gluing, and sewing techniques to create prototype books that can be used to practice and gain confidence in bookbinding.