There are so many book structures out there that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Luckily, our next 5-Day Challenge is the perfect way to test out bookbinding. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve made hundreds of books or never made a book at all! The 5-Day Coptic Journal Challenge requires just one […]
With fabric meditation journals you can stitch your cares away with texture, patterns, bold colors, neutral colors, small stitches, cross stitches, whatever you fancy! These journals are not only fun to make, they’re relaxing, satisfying – and as you’ll see – the end results are stunning! In the Handmade Book Club, we have a mixed […]
During each Handmade Book Club 5-Day Challenge, hundreds of crafters make beautiful, unique books like this Long Stitch Journal. Many of these journals have a special story, such as this one by Carol Tardiff! In this post, Carol explains the inspiration and process behind her version of the Long Stitch Journal 5-Day Challenge. The Story […]
What to learn how to make a Long Stitch Journal? Are you a painter, quilter, or mixed media artist looking to add another skill to your crafting toolbelt? Perhaps a bookbinder who’s ready to jump into your next project? Are you someone who loves not only crafting but also community? If your answer is yes, […]
In a recent Facebook Live, Ali chatted with artist Lindsay Ostrom. Lindsay is an old-school lettering and doodling artist, author, and designer of products such as fabric, rubber stamps, stickers, washi tape, and papers. She loves to dabble in watercolor, bookmaking, and all kinds of crafts! Creativity Throughout Lindsay’s Life Lindsay grew up with creative […]
If you’re looking for a simple book structure that requires minimal materials (and time!), this envelope book tutorial might be the perfect fit. It can hold gift cards, notes, or any small bits of art. Step 1: Gather Supplies This is a simple project that requires just a few common tools and supplies: 9″ x […]
In a recent Facebook Live, Ali spoke with Lisa Merkin, a book artist and founding member of the Handmade Book Club. They spoke about how she got started with artist books, where she finds inspiration, and her process for making artist books. Lisa’s Book Arts Journey Artist books are a relatively new endeavor in Lisa’s […]
Anyone can make their own book or journal, but it can be daunting as a beginner. What materials do you need? Is it necessary to go out and buy a bunch of tools? Where do you even begin? That’s why Ali created the 5-Day Challenge. Every year, the Handmade Book Club runs three 5-Day Challenges.