In a previous post, I described the tragic accident that befell college student Laura Triem of Denver, Colorado, when she was struck by a light rail train in early November. This young lady is now going through rehabilitation, and just recently began eating real food. You can follow her progress on Facebook at Supporting Laura Triem, or visit her Give Forward page, which family members and friends are using to help publicize her cause and raise funds for a Special Needs Trust to assist with the needs Laura may have after all her insurance coverage is exhausted.
In my last post about Laura, I mentioned that I was making a journal for the silent auction fundraiser being held on Laura’s behalf this coming Saturday. I finished and shipped it off this weekend via FedEx, and hope it will help Laura’s cause.
I learned the techniques for this style of journal from an online Sue Bleiweiss class I took a few years ago. The journal’s cover is made from a combination of stabilizers and fabric.
After selecting the fabric and notions, I assembled designer papers to comprise 3 hand-sewn signatures.
I satin-stitched the edges of the cover with Premium SulkyÂ® BlendablesÂ® thread. Usually, I need to go around the edges twice for good coverage.
I sewed each of the signatures into place using a simple pamphlet stitch, and added pockets and tags for each signature.
I like to use a metallic thread for the signatures. This is what the spine looks like when the signatures are completed.
Here is the finished journal!