Take a STAB at It: Binding Fabric Memories (BYOF) - 3/17/2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lakeland, FL

Take a STAB at It: Binding Fabric Memories (BYOF)
Teacher: June Colburn
Friday, March 17, 2023
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Code(s): K145, L161XY Hands on Workshop
Lakeland - RP Funding Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Session Value: 3
Price Per Session (before discount): $23.00
Materials Fee: $37.00

Learn the ancient art of Japanese bookbinding using an easy hand-stitching technique. Create a one-of-a-kind book filled with textiles you would like to preserve. Collect remnants that are meaningful to you such as pieces of children’s clothing (or your own), wedding dresses, special quilts, vintage hankies, laces, embroideries, souvenirs from travels, etc. Start with something special for the cover, then fill pages with everything else making sure to leave space for adding descriptions, photos, pattern covers, and more. The kit contains paper, covers, end papers, heavy needle, and binding threads. Binding tools will be available for the class to use. You supply your special fabrics. Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details.



  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Fiber and Needle Arts, Just for Fun, Crafting, Stretch Your Creativity
  • Experience Level:

    All welcome.

  • Advance Prep:

    Pre-cut pieces 3-inches x 5-inches minimum, OR 4 1/2-inches x 7-inches maximum;

    Two pieces 6 1/2-inches x 9 1/2-inches for covers.

    Various sizes are fine. Hand write or computer print descriptions fo the pieces, history, anecdotes, etc. to be glued onto pages with fabric.

  • Supply List:

    Paper and cloth scissors, pencil for marking, 6 large binder clips. double sided tape, glue stick, rotary cutter with new blade, 6-inch x 24-inch rotary ruler. NOTE: Rotary cutting mat will be available in the classroom.


    Fabric requirements:

    A collection of memorable fabrics or clothing, laces, embroideries, handkerchiefs, fabric from travels, etc.

    Two 6 1/2-inch X 9 1/2-inch pieces for front and back covers.

  • Completion Level:

    Most should finish covers and binding.

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