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A Storyteller’s Compendium:

creating heirlooms for future generations

Level 1:

the Short Story

This is for the person who wants to create a basic Coptic stitch book and learn to illustrate their recipes with watercolor and ink.

  • Techniques taught:
  • Recycling books to create new books,
  • Covering book board with fabric,
  • Choosing the right papers and preparing them for stitching,
  • Deckled vs. cut edges,
  • Creating sewing templates,
  • Sewing a Coptic stitch binding, and
  • Stabilizing your book
  • Gathering ephemera
  • Arranging the Timeline
  • Illustrating your Recipes

This course has 6+ hours of content (Video, Audio & downloadable pdf).

Pre-Sale price: $27 [after October 16th: $67]

pre-sale bonus: Book Spine Page Markers, My Favorite Things: Supplies & More

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Level 2:

the Novella

This is for the person who would like to learn basic Coptic stitch book making, as well as create a beautiful gift for the generations to come. This book is a bit more advanced than the short story level, and as such, more advanced methods will be taught.

Techniques taught:

  • Recycling books to create new books,
  • Covering book board with fabric,
  • How to make your own book cloth,
  • Choosing the right papers and preparing them for stitching,
  • Deckled vs. cut edges,
  • Creating decorative endpapers [marbling],
  • Creative indexes and glossaries,
  • Creating sewing templates,
  • Sewing a Coptic stitch binding,
  • Using trinkets and artifacts in your binding and book,
  • Stabilizing the book,
  • Laminating pictures to add characters to your story,
  • 3 Timelines to move your story forward,
  • Reference photos & still life references, and
  • Graphite, pen & ink sketching,

This course has 10+ hours of content (Video, Audio & downloadable pdf).

Pre-Sale price: $47 [after October 16th: $127]

pre-sale bonus: Book Spine Page Markers, My Favorite Things: Supplies & More, Creative Backgrounds for breaking the blank page syndrome

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Level 3:

the Epic Novel

This is for the person who wants to go the extra mile with their Coptic stitch book making, This session is the full Monty! The techniques in this course will propel you in your story making as well as produce many heirloom books for years to come.

Techniques taught:

  • Recycling books to create new books,
  • Covering book board with fabric,
  • How to make your own book cloth,
  • Adding texture & detail with hand embroidery,
  • Choosing the right papers and preparing them for stitching,
  • Deckled vs. cut edges,
  • Creating decorative endpapers [marbling],
  • Creative indexes and glossaries,
  • Ex Libris: Your own bookplate from a linocut,
  • Creating sewing templates,
  • Sewing a Coptic stitch binding,
  • Using trinkets and artifacts in your binding and book,
  • Stabilizing the covers,
  • Laminating pictures to add characters to your story,
  • 3 Timelines to move your story forward,
  • Reference photos & still life references, and
  • Graphite, pen & ink sketching,
  • Photo Transfer Techniques,
  • Pull outs & Pop-Ups, and
  • 8 quick and reproducible details to take your book from great to EPIC,

This course has 15+ hours of content (Video, Audio & downloadable pdf).

Pre-Sale price: $67 [after October 16th: $197]

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pre-sale bonus: Book Spine Page Markers, My Favorite Things: Supplies & More, Creative Backgrounds for breaking the blank page syndrome, Stains, Rings and other Eco-dyeing Techniques for that truly Vintage Look

I look forward to walking this path with you my friends!

Peace and Love and Art ~lisa