Nashville Public Library's summer community programming, "Dig Into Nashville" features a series of creative workshops called "Dig Into Gardening". The workshop description reads "Turnip Green Creative Re Use [TGCR] will show you how to create newspaper seed starters and garden journals". I have partnered with Turnip Green Creative Re Use on past workshops and was thrilled when they invited me to be a teaching artist for this series of workshops. TGCR's mission is to divert materials destined for landfill to use in creative endeavors.
Below are photos of how we made journals out of up cycled materials donated by TGCR.
|Wall paper samples work as durable journal covers.|
|Participants chose from a variety of papers to use for inside book pages.|
|For the binding: needle and choice of thread- heavier duty thread such as embroidery floss preferred.|
|A few additional supplies used were: scissors and awls to punch holes for the binding stitches.|
|Pamphlet stitch binding: HERE is the process used.|
|Participants customized by varying material sizes & colors, some also added fabric embellishments to their journal covers.|
|Thank you TGCR and the Nashville Public Library for promoting green, creative activities within our community!|