Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Making Books


On Sunday I made a stitched spine book at a 'Living Threads' workshop near where I live. I stitched all the pages together then weaved (wove?)into them with a variety of threads that matched my chosen fabric. I made the end papers by screwing up purple tissue, ironing it onto bondaweb and thin card and finally rubbing over with Treasure Gold.
To make covers, I padded the fabric before glueing onto heavy card. The images on the front are from Artchix collage sheets.












I visited Rosie for a couple of days last week and made a fabric journal with her. (I also made something else which I'll show you tomorrow!)

It's strengthened with pelmet vilene and I machine stitched around the edges (about 4 times before I was happy with it!) I've just noticed the front isn't straight...oooops!! I'll put that right tomorrow ( I should have chosen plain fabric!!)

16 comments:

crissi said...

oh linda the book is beautiful and the fabric journal your so very clever and amazingly talented.

crissi xx

LazyKAY said...

WOW, that book is terrific! I love it and the wallet thingy too - but the book's definitely my favourite of these two pieces.

I've finally got my hands on an old sewing machine, so I may be attempting a wallet/bag affair sometime soon (and will be careful not to choose stripes as straight lines and I just don't go together at all).

TFS!

xxxxxxxxx

magpie said...

Linda You finished your books....
I am very impressed...
The journal book looks good.... with the pens and things in. A great technique.

Gosh you have been so good with that cover.. Loved the fabric before.... but you have done yourself proud my girl the spine really goes well...

I must do mine you put me to shame

Sharon xx

~Barb~ said...

Wow! I just found your blog and I am so in love with everything you do! You're fabulous and so is your art.

I will definitely be back, over and over again! lol

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda, another magnificent example. The journal is stunning I adore the colours , just wonderful.
The wallet looks very handy too , you are very clever. Lovely work, really lovely. Jaqi x

Judy S. said...

I love 'em both, Linda!

Dot said...

Linda - you never cease to amaze (and inspire) me with your art. The fabric book is stunning! You sent me some of that delicious fabric a while back and I adore it.

It suits the ladies image perfectly!

Look forward to seeing what else you have made tomorrow. I am sure you and Rosie had the best time together.

Dot xx

Dot said...

P. S Love the image of the baby in the flower (adorable).

sesga loves 1950s said...

WOW!!!
I Love the Book, its Soooooo Stunning !!
You are soooooooooo Clever .
I also love the fabric journal too .

I bet you and Rosie had a fab weekend .

Im looking forward to what you have to show us tomorrow !!!

I adore your blog you are sooooooooooooooooo Talented .

Thanks for sharing .
Love and a big hug from sesga xx

Rosie said...

That stitched books is so beautiful - love the colours you chose! The wallet journal turned out well too didn't it? Who's a clever girl then?

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a gorgeous book. I was waiting for your eye candy.

LaY hOoN said...

OOh boy, i love seeing the handmade book. Not too sure whether will you put them as one of the challenge in ABAD ?

morningDove said...

your work caught my attention. love the journal book and the cover is exquisite.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG OMG OMG what a stunning book. So lovely work and fabulous idea. This is excellent. Love them.

My Journey to Hope said...

I'm amazed at your book! I would never think to do that, and I'm still not really sure how you did! Really beautiful!

-Michelle

Viola said...

All your artwork is sooo stunning, Linda! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)