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Aradia NawareBy Aradia Naware
First created
Aradia NawareBy Aradia Naware
First created
$285
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4
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 1 2018 1:13 AM UTC +00:00

About

Your thoughts & creations are an integral part of yourself, so why not have a truly special place for them to live? But more than that, why not keep growing with that special place? The fact of the matter is...no matter how much you love journalling (be it via writing or art) that book runs out, the pages get too full, and the journey is over. With these journals not only will the design be a reflection of your energy & style, but they are forever usable, with no two alike!


What You're Getting...

Each journal, be it for art or writing, will be it's own unique work of art.  A visual treasure to behold & worthy of the creations that matter to you.  I'm offering 2 sizes of each type of journal to suit more preferences, using fairly common journal sizes.

Art Journal

  • 6" x 9" / 15.2 cm x 22.8 cm
  • 9" x 12" / 22.8 cm x 30.4 cm
  • Made with mixed media paper so you can indulge in most 2D art mediums (watercolor, sketching, ink illustrations,...), 60 pages

Writing Journal

  • 5" x 8" / 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm
  • 8" x 10" / 12.7 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Made with 100% recycled & lined paper (paper lines will be added in the production process via a printer), 60 pages
3 Color Cover Mock Up
3 Color Cover Mock Up

 

4 Color Cover Mock Up
4 Color Cover Mock Up

Additional perks I've brainstormed with the journaler in mind, from a gorgeous bit of book bling (aka bookmark) to let you keep your place, pouch for all those colored pens, pencils or markers with ample space at 8" x 6" / 20.3 cm x 15.2 cm.  And as a special treat some handmade ink & a feather quill!

Note:  After the Kickstarter has concluded I'll be opening up a listing in my shop for Rebinding.  This will include taking apart & rebinding your old pages (if you so desire) into a separate book for you to keep.  PLUS re-using your cover to create a brand new book!  And if you're the DIY type and just want take apart your old book & send me the covers back for rebinding I'll have a tutorial up on my YouTube channel!

Packaging & Delivery...

As a human with a flair for the creative & sometimes extravagant, each will be individually packaged & wrapped in it's own box (1 journal + accessories/box). A little tinsel, handmade butterfly confetti, & a dab of tissue paper to greet your eyes. Wrapped in my signature style with a needle tatted butterfly of my own design & a crocheted bow.  I'll also be ordering special boxes just for this Kickstarter so this will add an extra special touch!

To ensure your journals, etc get to you I'll be sending everything via USPS Priority Mail.  It's the regular shipping option I use that is both affordable & quick in delivery (e.g. domestic 2-3 business days).

Sample of Packaging Accoutrements
Sample of Packaging Accoutrements

What I'm Using...

I've chosen Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice Yarn, an acrylic yarn (for durability) that has an amazing range of colors.  This allows me to cater more specifically to colors you would like (as opposed to a yarn with less of a color range).  Being a worsted or 4 weight yarn means it's easily available, both online & locally, as well as having a decent yardage.  For this project I'll be ordering the ENTIRE PALETTE OF 60+ COLORS!

A Sampling of My Color Palette
A Sampling of My Color Palette


My Creation Process...

As each journal is 100% handmade that means I will be personally involved in EVERY ASPECT of the creation process.  Cutting bookbinding board & paper to size (as needed), scrumbling (aka creating the freeform crochet fabric), punching holes in the covers (before they're covered) & paper, and hand stitching each book carefully & methodically.

Some Bookbinding Tools & Materials
Some Bookbinding Tools & Materials

And while fiber arts (crochet, knitting, weaving, embroidery) & bookbinding can both be relatively simple processes each is labor intensive (especially at this scale!) so require a great deal of care & know-how.

My Commitment...

As a single human operation I'll be fully devoting my time & energy to this project once it's funded.  For those who don't know, fiber art is labor intensive.  I'll be setting aside 24 hours for the creation of each journal.  Everything short of the raw materials themselves will be made personally by me.


What This Mean For Me & My Work...

There comes a time when it's time as creatrix to move onwards & upwards!  This Kickstarter will allow me to upgrade my business & allow me to serve more people + to get me started (seriously) in bookmaking.

It's my mission to offer myth, magick, & meaning for your everyday life through one of a kind masterpieces reflecting your essence.  Through conscious creation the fuel received through these funds means reaching more people & ever increasing quality of my work.


A Bit More About Me & My Work...

I'm a life long lover of the fiber & textile arts, starting from a young age in my mother's cross stitch & needlepoint shop.  I finally took the plunge & stepped off the beaten path after a personal tragedy reminded me of how little time we can have & that nothing is promised.

In preparation for this project I've spent the last year learning everything I can about this medium and delving into color theory & different techniques to refine my skills.  This includes reading books & taking online classes, as well as experimenting on my own.

If you'd like to see the rest of my body of work you can check out my website: Aradia's Hand.  My main medium is fiber art, but I also create jewelry, accessories, & decor design to bring myth, magick, & meaning into your everyday life.


AND FINALLY!!!

My Kickstarter Launch Face
My Kickstarter Launch Face

I am eternally grateful you've taken the time to read this far and appreciate your curiousity about the work I am putting out into the world!

Please share this campaign on your social media so more people can see it & we can get this bad boy funded & the goals blown out of the water!

Risks and challenges

As with anything injury & illness can come at any time and could greatly inhibit production. To mitigate these I've given the project more time than it needs to be complete so I can factor in rest breaks & ...life.

Alternative suppliers have been established to ensure the needed supplies are available. As an established maker I've become versed in finding replacements & backups for when manufacturers have stocking problems.

While working through fulfilling this kickstarter I will continue to run both of my businesses (Aradia's Hand & Danaus Divine). To ensure the priority of this work, I will temporarily suspend custom order announcements each month while fulfilling. I will continue to take orders for things that are pre-made however as they require much less of a time commitment to satisfy.

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    Handmade Thank You Card + Personal Note

    A handmade thank you card & personal note expressing my deep appreciation & gratitude for your participation in this project. Made in "maker's choice" of medium (which may include watercolor, pen & ink, lettering, decoupage, or embroidery!)

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    Handmade Journal (Art or Writing)

    The complete creation and initial binding of a handmade freeform crochet cover (back & front) journal, for either art (6" x 9"/15.2 cm x 22.8 cm OR 9" x 12"/22.8 cm x 30.4 cm, made with mixed media paper) or writing (5" x 8"/12.7 cm x 20.3 cm OR 8" x 10"/12.7 cm x 25.4 cm, made with 100% recycled & lined paper) in your choice of 3 to 5 colors (from a pre-determined palette).

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    Handmade Journal (Writing) & Bookmark

    The complete creation and initial binding of a handmade freeform crochet cover (back & front) journal for writing (5" x 8"/12.7 cm x 20.3 cm OR 8" x 10"/12.7 cm x 25.4 cm, made with 100% recycled & lined paper) in your choice of 3 to 5 colors (from a pre-determined palette). PLUS 1 hand beaded metal bookmark (gold, silver, or gunmetal toned) with beads & baubles matching the colors of your journal.

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    Handmade Journal (Art) + Pen Pouch

    The complete creation and initial binding of a handmade freeform crochet cover (back & front) journal for art (6" x 9"/15.2 cm x 22.8 cm OR 9" x 12"/22.8 cm x 30.4 cm, made with mixed media paper) in your choice of 3 to 5 colors (from a pre-determined palette). PLUS A hand knit woven-look zippered pen pouch (8" x 6"/20.3 cm x 15.2 cm) in the same colors as your journal. Lined with a matching fabric.

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    Handmade Journal (Writing) + Ink & Quill

    The complete creation and initial binding of a handmade freeform crochet cover (back & front) journal for writing (5" x 8"/12.7 cm x 20.3 cm OR 8" x 10"/12.7 cm x 25.4 cm, made with 100% recycled & lined paper) in your choice of 3 to 5 colors (from a pre-determined palette). PLUS handmade ink (dark brown) & a hand carved feather quill.

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    2 Handmade Journals (Art and/or Writing)

    The complete creation and initial binding of 2 handmade freeform crochet cover (back & front) journals, 1 for art (6" x 9"/15.2 cm x 22.8 cm OR 9" x 12"/22.8 cm x 30.4 cm, made with mixed media paper) & 1 for writing (5" x 8"/12.7 cm x 20.3 cm OR 8" x 10"/12.7 cm x 25.4 cm, made with 100% recycled & lined paper) in your choice of 3 to 5 colors for each journal (from a pre-determined palette). You also have the option of getting 2 writing or 2 art journals too!

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Funding period

- (45 days)