I have my colour, shape, pattern and form notes and experiments from my C&G course in a separate sketchbook but I have collected notes from books and classes over the years that need to be organised and more easily accessible.
I have decided to use ring binders and divide the notes into 3 subjects. Each subject has a ring binder (and amazingly they are not full!)
The 3 subjects are - SURFACE, EMBELLISHMENT and COMPUTER.
within SURFACE ( so far the largest category that I have collected notes on) I have subdivided into smaller subjects:-
Dyeing - includes my notes on Procion dyeing in plastic bags and colour theory for dyeing
Printing and Painting - notes on transfer printing of disperse dyes
Create - ideas on making a surface e.g. how to make felt and silk paper
Distress - ideas on distressing a surface e.g soldering techniques
Manipulate - ideas on surface manipulation... e.g tucking, smocking
Bind - book binding and book making techniques
Templates - shapes, cards etc
Within EMBELLISHMENT I have included notes on stitches, altered art, machine stitching, beading etc
Within COMPUTER I have included my notes on using Photoshop and printing onto fabric etc.
Hopefully this will work going forward.....
For example, I will include my notes from Sumptuous Surfaces in the EMBELLISHMENT folder (well actually they'll have there own folder as there are alot of notes!).