2nd Saturday Bookbinding: Making and Using Junk Journals

by Lori Hutchinson © Creative Commons

Junk Journals are easy to make and, by definition, they use materials you already have: junk mail/envelopes, greeting cards, off-size scraps of paper from notebooks, posters, office supplies, maps, museum catalogs… images and textures that appeal to the artist.

We’ll explore the concept, then in the interest of time, use materials provided by the instructor to create a simple sewn-signature journal. The “challenge” of these journals lies in letting go of pre-conceived notions of what defines a “book” or “page” and adapting what you have: making fold-overs, pockets, attachments; not buying but using what is at hand.

Junk Journals are used variously for drawing, journaling, or saving scraps of memorabilia.  There are few rules for creating or for using. The instructor will bring several samples to illustrate uses, which are dauntingly abundant!

Making and Using Junk Journals
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 12 Noon – 4:00 PM
Donna Knoell
Enrollment limit: 8
Fee: $30 members, $35 non-members
Location: VABC, 2125 Ivy Road—Below “Art on Ivy”—Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Skill level: All welcome
Materials: Provided by the instructor. (A bone folder; waxed linen thread, and large tapestry needle helpful if readily available.)
To Register Contact: Janet Eden ([email protected])