Debby Schuh is returning to CraftFancy this March for three awesome classes. Here is a look at the “Debby-dori” Anything/Everything Bookmaking Workshop that will be held on Friday, March 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Class description:

The “Debby-dori” Anything/Everything Bookmaking Workshop
Designed and taught by Debby Schuh

For years I’ve wished for a journal/planner that could hold all the different notebooks and information for my daily life in one place – after searching and searching and not finding just the right thing, I decided to create my own from a vintage book. Using the binding system of the hugely popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook, I created a book that is exactly what I’ve always wanted. From there my mind started whirling with the possibilities for using this idea to make books for anything and everything! I took a small book and made a notebook for my purse; I plan to take a large book about France and make a scrapbook for my Paris photos and memorabilia and stories; I want to make a book filled with a variety of papers for sketching, watercolor, and mixed media… the possibilities are endless once you learn the techniques to make this book.
For this workshop, you will need to bring your own book – it can either be a book with a cover that you love or not – you can always paint and decorate over a less appealing cover. Your hardcover book will need to have a cloth spine that is in fairly good condition, attached to the front and back cover – the inside pages will all be removed, so they do not need to be in good condition. For the supplies you will receive in your class kit, your book needs to be at least 5” x 8.25” (my Being a Friend book in the workshop photo is 6” x 9”) so that we can use a Moleskine large cahier notebook in it. The binding should be at least ½” wide. When you make more of these books (and you won’t be able to stop yourself!) you can use ANY size book that you want!) Old readers, novels, and children’s books are perfect for this.
Your workshop kit will contain papers to make pages and pockets and a “dashboard” along with fun accessories and the all the supplies to bind your “Debby-dori.”

Student supply list: please bring the following items to the workshop… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, craft knife, liquid “tacky” style glue, strong tape adhesive about ¼” width, Crop a Dile punch.
Optional supplies: Japanese screw punch, a variety of 12×12” scrapbook papers that match the style that you like in case you don’t want to use the papers I provide, sketchbook, watercolor, or other papers that you might want to include in your book – they will need to be at least about 8.25 x10”, if you want them to match the size of the Moleskine large notebook, Moleskine softcover large notebooks or planner, Midori Traveler’s Notebook accessories like the #004 card/note holder, #006 large sticker, #007 card holder, #008 clear zipper pocket, #015 black pen holder, #016 brown pen holder, the traveler’s notebook repair kit, if you want your book to have the little Midori clasp on the outside of the book (I wish I could provide these for everyone, but I have not found a way to order the quantities that I would need) Many of the optional supplies are available on, at, and at the Goulet Pen Company online. Whim Do Doodle in St. Petersburg, Florida, carries Moleskine notebooks and accessories and will ship.

Date & Time: Friday March 13th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Class Length: 2 hours

Class Price: $55 (Class kit also available for $55)

Spaces are limited, so call 847-670-6065 or stop by the store today to sign up! All class signups are non-refundable.