Workshop taster

An example of what you could be making if you’re coming to my workshop at Keep on Crafting on Saturday. This is just one option- upcycled from a set of file dividers. The workshop for this Saturday is booked up. There are still spaces available on Apil 24th. Email dizzydollylou@hotmail.com if you’re interested in booking a spot! 

presbyterian journal

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traveller journal

 

Made from a lovely soft piece of leather I found for 20p in a recycle shop, lined with quilting fabric and fastened with a leather thong. This is my prototype re-fillable journal. I plan to make many! And then to design beautiful notebooks, diaries, calendars and pages to fill them. I’m happy with:

  • the colour scheme
  • the fold-over function to protect the page edge
  • the macrame knotted accents

I’m unhappy with:

  • the stability of the lining – it will need additional stitching
  • the thickness of the thongs which close the journal – it’s too fiddly
  • the corners of the leather – need to be rounded to look more “finished”
  • the length of the second inner thong  – it needs to be wider in order to hole a second signature

Additionally I’d like to add some or all of the following features:

  • inner pen or brush holder
  • inner pocket
  • book mark
  • spine adornments – charms or some such

Let me know what you think!