Simple, Smart, and Swanky Finishes
October 18 – November 14
There’s more to embroidered bookmarks than pre-finished rectangular forms. Lots more! Use scraps, stash, beads, buttons, charms, ribbons, hooks, and any and all fabrics and fibers to make simple, smart, and swanky bookmarks.
The trick is in the finishing, except it’s really not so tricky. In fact, it’s easy!
In Bookmarks 101, we’ll learn four general ways to finish bookmarks from scratch, including no-sew methods and three techniques that employ simple backstitching, whip stitching, and fringed edges. We’ll discuss variations of each of the finishing methods, providing dozens of exciting options.
We’ll investigate a variety of materials for adhering, backing, and embellishing, and we’ll explore basic beading and wirework techniques and tools.
Together, we’ll craft one-of-a kind bookmarks that are fully functional and fun to make and use.
The class takes place in a private Yahoo Group; once you’ve registered, look for an invitation to join the Group on October 17. One lesson will be uploaded every week for four weeks. You’ll have time to read the lesson, ask questions, participate in discussions, and work on assignments throughout the week, whenever it’s convenient for you. Upload images of your work to share with the Group.
Make some fun and functional holiday gifts while stash-busting, and get a head start on some Bookmark Challenge bookmarks. I hope you’ll join me.
Visit the Funk & Weber Designs website for further info and to register.