Make a Notebook Quickly - Jotter Journals

Hilke Kurzke, Book Artist, Printmaker, Writer, Bookbinder

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7 Videos (30m)
    • Welcome

    • Getting Ready Part I: The pages of your Jotter

    • Getting Ready Part II: Choose the Cover

    • Project I: The 5-Hole Pamphlet Stitch

    • Project II: The 3-Hole Pamphlet Stitch

    • Information about Threads

    • The End


About This Class


In this class you are going to learn how to make quick jotter journals from materials that you have lying around in the house, maybe you'll recycle your old paper bags in this way and re-use discarted prints, drawings or paitings for covers!

This class is suitable for anyone who can safely use sharp tools like needles, awls and knives, including not too young children.

You are going to finish at least two notebooks on your own, one using a 3-hole and one using a 5-hole pamphlet stitch.

Just get started, and you'll soon be as adicted to jotters as I am, with piles of them lying around everywhere.

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Although some of the information here is a repeat of Hilke's starter course in binding jotter journals, she shares plenty of new techniques and materials. Absolutely do not miss this class on pamphlet binding! Her pacing and clear direction will have you addicted to making your own little notebooks and sharing them with your circle of influence. Thanks, Hilke!
Joanne Roberts

Art / Words / Books

Organized. Good views of work in progress.
I've bought journals to carry with me and jot down ideas only to be reluctant to use them because they were expensive or too pretty. Making my own will definitely solve the problem, with the bonus of being fun and creative!





Hilke Kurzke

Book Artist, Printmaker, Writer, Bookbinder

Hilke Kurzke is a book artist, writer, printmaker and book binder.

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