Are you a painter, quilter, or mixed media artist looking to add another skill to your crafting toolbelt? Are you 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, then we have exciting news for you! Ali’s next […]
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 […]
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.
Picking your favorite tools is like picking your favorite children. But Mikki asked me this question recently when we were creating my new studio space so that I could put them closest to me on the work bench. It feels like my essential tool list is ever changing, so for today these are the ones […]
This week’s Facebook live went a little pear shaped because we had issues with slow internet, so I re-recorded the tutorial of the project, named Easiest Book Ever. It’s a great way to showcase quotes and poetry, which ties into this month’s theme challenge which is Poetry. Here are some of the links mentioned in […]
This book structure was inspired by a type of card I used to make. In the tutorial, I use gelli printed onion skin papers for my spinning panels but it would be great with any kind of mixed media work or photography. Click here to download the printable directions for this project. Follow this tutorial […]
I used to make a lot of these notebooks for our annual Holiday Open Studios because they make great teacher/bus driver gifts and stocking stuffers. Linked below are the printable directions for the notebook plus a tutorial for book cloth, if you would like to make your own. Download Printable Directions The Tools & Supplies […]
If you enjoyed the blog post with tips about using Kraft-tex in your handmade books last week, then I think you’ll like this week’s project: Bow Stitch Book. The video was originally posted on my Facebook page but you can also watch it on YouTube (below). Click here for the printable directions for this book.
If you are you looking for a quick and easy handmade gift this holiday season, consider making this leather journal. You can use up scraps from another project or recycle a piece of clothing. And don’t forget there are alternatives to leather, such as Kraft-tex or cork fabric, which would work great for this binding […]