Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaching a Book Class at Katie & Co.

A picture of the class hard at work

A few weeks ago, I taught two classes in how to make a quick, easy, repurposed book.
I was really nervous, as this was the first time for me to teach this type of class.
My goal was that everyone would finish.
And they did!


If there is one thing I hate when I am taking a class,
it is leaving with an unfinished project that I have no idea how to finish.
And without a skill, that leaves me with the inability to replicate
the process again.
I think everyone could do this again.
And that makes me very happy.


Here are some samples of their work.
When I told some people I was doing this,
their thoughts were, "I'm not sure you should do that.
You don't want to give away all your secrets."


Whatever.
I want to teach others how to reuse things.
How to take nothing and turn it into something.
And they taught me as much as I taught them.

A sample of one of Mayson's page - I just fell in love with seeing their work.

Brenda brought scraps of cyanotype printing to add to her pages.


Laura did these crazy folds that were so cool & really inspired me.


Look what you can do with an old trim from a discarded pillowcase and some buttons!


Mayson's cover of her book - I am CRAZY about the bow


Brenda's book made from a gift bag!

Roberta's amazing stash of stuff that she brought.


Laura's finished travel book. Total serendipity.

And Ms. Roberta (whose book I did not get a pic of!)
who really has encouraged more than I could ever express.

Kisses to you!

Thank you to everyone who came.
I appreciate it very much.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Molly, I really enjoyed your class. I felt like I got to create in a different way, and I was surprised by the results! I also made a second book in memory of my grandfather, so thank you for teaching us this process. I look forward to the next class :)

Sam said...

I like your remake a book and I am going to go to my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom and begin a memorial book of my father and if that goes well I will make a couple for my kids as well. :)