Sunday, July 3, 2016

Bookbinding/Journal Workshop

I'm almost settled into my Studio and Shop at "The Shops at Damascus Electric". All is going well.  I've been asked many times if I would teach a workshop. You asked and I listened - below is a description for a book/journal class in my Studio July 30, 2016.    Stop in to sign up or email me at  

Handcrafted Art Journal/Book
Workshop with Bette Brody (Bette’s Creations)
Time: 11AM – 4:00PM
Date: July 30th

Cost: Class $85 – (includes all supplies) Payable to Instructor (Cash, check or credit card)
Students:  Require a minimum of 4 students for holding class

In this class we will make a 5x7 art journal.  All aspects of the book will be discussed: covers, spine, end papers, and signatures..

Supplies provided:  all paper torn or cut to size, Book Board cut to size, Needles for sewing, Tyvek tape, Book Cloth for spine, waxed linen thread, beads, eyelets, decorative paper, bone folder, awl, gel medium, brushes

Sample journals  are at my Studio (The Shops at Damascus Electric) and you may also view some on my blog:

Optional Supplies student may bring:  Embellishments for the cover

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bette's Creations - Damascus, MD

Whew---Lots has been happening.  I now have an open studio, art gallery and shop in Damascus, MD called Bette's Creations.  I am located in "The Shops at Damascus Electric" 9890 Main St. There are eight vendors within the Shops offering a variety of goods and services.  The Shops have a facebook page which can be found at    Bette's Creations is also on Google Maps and facebook:  When in the area stop in, take a look and say hello.  My Grand Opening is Saturday May 21st 10-4