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Eco-conscious Handmade Journal Workshop

Instructor: Ashley + Yehjin
Location: 1131 E. 5th St. Los Angeles CA 90013
Description: Inspiration dweller Yehjin of As We Dwell and LA based artist Ashley Payne host their first eco-concious journal making workshop. Learn how to re-use, re-purpose and reduce waste by transforming unwanted trash into a beautifully minimal handmade journal.

This will be a two part journal making workshop. The first half will be lead by Yehjin, as she guides the group on how to structure a beautifully minimal handmade journal. Once you have created your first notebook, the second half of the workshop will be lead by artist Ashley Payne where you will learn how to customize and design your own with a more freestyle approach. No previous binding experience necessary. All materials will be provided and each participant will take home their own journals to use and enjoy! Click here to sign up

During the workshop we will learn:

  • The basic tools of bookmaking
  • How to do a “long stitch” binding. (This binding also has the added benefit of being able to lie flat, which makes it an ideal structure for a journal or sketchbook)
  • Create a wrap-around cardboard cover with writing/drawing utensil insert (5.5 x 3.75)
  • Use a ruler to tear rolls of packing paper to create signatures (inner pages of a booklet)