Its a lot of fun. I have finished the first project and am working on the second. I think I am supposed to post these in the yahoo group or such. That will have to wait until this weekend. In the meantime here is the first journal! Way simpler than I thought too, or else Sue is great at written instructions or perhaps both?
I love this journal! First – the fabric is one of my favorites – it reminds me of Dad’s measuring ruler, right down the the color. Then I used one of Superior Threads great threads – this is one their Rainbow series. Don’t you love the way it flows through shades of yellow/gold?
Best of all I now know what a SIGNATURE is. I learned that last summer in Josie’s classes at ArtUnraveled. And that is probably where I got hooked on making journals too. And here I had only signed up for her two classes to learn soldering and metal etching (one journal had a glass soldered cover and the other had an etched cover).
The next journal is great also because the ‘signatures’ are removable/replaceable. Oh – perhaps I should state that a signature is a group of papers, usually folded in half, and stitched in the middle to the book. So as a rank beginner it seems that the # of pages in one signature might be 6 to 12 range (after folding), and that the hand made journals I have worked on or looked at might have 3 to 5 signatures in them.