Bookmarks 101: Simple, Smart, and Swanky Finishes Online Class

Bookmarks 101: Simple, Smart, and Swanky Finishes Online Class

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Next class: not scheduled

In the meantime, grab the ebook instead.

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.

This class does not address decorative patterns for bookmarks. The focus is on finishing, which can be decorative in its own right. Organize class models in a notebook with the text and notes so you can refer to them as you craft bookmarks in the future.

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Choose your own materials

No kits are provided. We'll work with fabrics and fibers from your stash. Collect your scraps; we can put them to use!

Have these to get started:

  • Fabrics of your choice, 3x3-inches and larger. I'll use aidas, linens, and evenweaves. If you have needlework doodles or UFOs, bring them; we can turn them into bookmarks!
  • Size 8 pearl cotton or silk, any colors

We will introduce and discuss many other materials, but you needn't purchase them all. You may have some in your stash, or you can purchase the ones you want to use during and after class.