Into the Mystic :: Journal Play

Journal Play

Taught by:

Lori Ann Graham


offered throughout the week

Experience level: All Levels*

In this class I will be sharing with you a practice I have developed over many years to commemorate a special trip or event with a journal. It began long ago with paper-covered journals and has evolved to the approach I use today. There has been so much written about the benefits of slow stitching — it increases mindfulness and has a meditative quality– but for me it is simply the tactile pleasure of creating a personal heirloom with hand-stitching that brings me back to this project again and again.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the journal with its hand-sewn cover combines some of my most favorite things into one object: travel, photography, journaling and handwork. These sweet books wrap all of that up with ribbon or leather and a button. Your choice.¬†I will provide lots of supplies to choose from as you personalize your cover, but you are welcome to¬†bring any bits and pieces that you may want to use such as ribbons, buttons, leather, patches, etc.

No doubt there are many different ways to record our journeys, but I am delighted to share this approach with you as I find that no two journals are ever the same and it is an adventure to discover how each one will turn out!


Kit fee: 20 USD


CLICK HERE for downloadable Materials PDF.

*Lori Ann recommends Canson Universal Sketchpad 5.5 x 8.5