Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Japanese Stab Bound Cards

Well since I went on a bookbinding course I've been practising a few other techniques. Japanese Stab Binding is perfect for cards so I've been making a few as practice. I love the decorative pattern that the stitching makes.

I've used a couple of good books for reference - Cover to Cover by Sheena LaPlantz is brilliant with easy to follow instructions for sewing (I'm not that good with a needle so this book has made my life easier!)

I've also found some sweet little metal charms that add a nice finishing touch.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

June meeting

It's been a while since I've posted so we've a few things to catch up on!!

It was our June meeting last Saturday, our last before the summer break. It was a free session with no tutor planned so everyone was working on individual projects.

We had three returning new members, Pat, Jo and Nick which was lovely, it's always reassuring when new members come back. I don't know if this is the same across other regional and local groups but I sometimes think that it can be a bit daunting at first for beginners, we try to encourage as much as possible and so long as you are enjoying yourself then that's all that matters.

Got a couple of new projects that I'm on with which I'll pop up some photos for tomorrow - based on a Mark Twain quote.

We meet again in September (second Saturday as usual) and we have two tutors lined up for the October and November meeting which is fantastic. They are Sue Simpson and Manny Ling and I can't wait!!!