I’m always interested in learning how Handmade Book Club members use their books, especially when they’re given to others through acts of kindness. Club member Daria Wilber is an amazing example of that. I learned through a social media post that Daria had donated a number of her handmade books to a local women’s shelter. I fell […]
Book Arts Inspiration
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 […]
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 […]
One of the best ways to use up scraps of material is to make a 3-hole pamphlet stitch journal! The pamphlet stitch is a simple stitch that can be dressed up by the materials you’re using. In this tutorial, Ali shows you how to make this fun book with bits and pieces that were lying around her studio.
If you’ve decided to use Kraft-tex to make the cover for your next book, there is no shortage of ways to bring your Kraft-tex to life. From simpler methods like stitching to more complex strategies like dye sublimation, there’s something for all skill levels to try.