Second Saturday is a series of classes exploring simple methods of constructing handmade books and boxes. No experience necessary and students are not required to take all three classes. Space limited to 8 students and must be 18 and older. Bring a lunch; we will not have a long break Click On Image Below To Sign Up
LEATHER LONG STITCH October 14 • 9:30am until 3:00pm • $55.00
In a long stitch book the text pages are sewn directly to the cover material, in this case, leather. The sewing thread is visible on the outside of the cover with the position of the sewing holes determining how much of the thread shows. The sewing holes may be arranged in a variety of ways creating a design element for the book. Once the book is sewn the exposed thread may be even further worked—tied, wrapped, or even woven. Often beads are added to the exposed threads. A leather thong is used as a closure for the book. And there will be a variety of leathers to choose from for the cover.
BUTTONHOLE STITCH NOVEMBER 11 • 9:30am until 3:00pm • $45.00 In this book the sewing thread wraps around both the top and bottom edges of the cover. The cover itself is made of several layers of paper; the spine area is stiffened with tag board. Decorative cuts can be made in the cover paper. This book will be about 41/4" wide by 7" tall.
A CHRISTMAS STAR BOOK DECEMBER 9 • 9:30am until 3:00pm • $45.00
Star books form a star outline when fully open and looking down from the top. They are composed of 2-4 layer of decorative paper and can contain pockets, tags, photos, and more. They make great gifts and are easy for beginners as no sewing is involved.