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, then we have exciting news for you! Ali’s next 5-Day Challenge, the Decorated Long Stitch journal, begins on March 7th. This is the first of three challenges Ali holds each year!
What Is the Long Stitch Journal 5-Day Challenge?
During every challenge, Ali teaches you how to create a handmade book. The goal of the challenge is to get as many people as possible making their own handmade book, so there aren’t many required tools or supplies! We encourage you to use what you already have. (You can check out the supply list here.)
The best part about this Long Stitch Journal is that it is endlessly customizable—you get to design your cover, choose how to decorate the spine, and decide how you will use your new book.
How Does the Challenge Work?
To make this project as accessible as possible, we provide a new instructional video each day of the challenge. Each video (which comes with printable instructions) shows you how to make the next part of your book. By the end of the week, your book structure will be complete!
That’s not all you get with your purchase—you also receive access to daily Zoom calls with Ali! During these calls, Ali will answer questions, give away gift cards, and provide additional tips and ideas. These calls are also recorded and uploaded to the challenge website each day.
To celebrate your achievement at the end of the challenge, Ali will host a wrap-up party on Zoom on March 13th. If something comes up during the week and you can’t complete your book, that’s completely okay. Remember, you have lifetime access to all of the instructional materials.
This week of creativity and fun costs just $10.
Can Beginners Participate in the 5-Day Challenge?
Yes! While having some crafting experience will be helpful, anyone can take part in the challenge. The Long Stitch Journal is a simple structure that’s easy to learn and make again and again.
We want you to succeed, so we also provide you with access to our private challenge Facebook group. You can get help from other challenge takers and share photos of your book in progress.
Of course, if you get stuck on a section of the project, our team is always available to help.
Ready to Get Started?
We’re so excited to see your creation at the end of the Long Stitch Journal 5-Day Challenge, and we hope you are too!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.