Monday, 27 April 2009

On Its Way......

Finally completed my fabric book .... now its on its way round the world! Sesga, Dot and Jacky are each going to do a page for it, then when it finally arrives back home I will stitch it all together. This is the cover.......I made the background fabric (my first attempt at nuno felting) then I hand needle-felted and stitched on top.


Inside front cover (I should have put a date - I will do that when I stitch it together).

First page........ (my favourite)


Reverse of first page........with extra embellishment added!


Inside back cover (don't really like this but hey...we learn and grow by making mistakes!)


Back cover...... same technique as front .

Here are a few close-ups.....


Dot is so well-organised; I already have her book! (The pages are scrumptious; you just want to hug them!) So now I need to start thinking about what I will do for her book ........ no pressure then, LOL !!!!!

23 comments:

maggi said...

Gorgeous book Linda and I do like the 'Believe in Miracles' page with the extra embellishment.

audrey h. said...

Linda...I am blown away. These pages are stunning. There is so much beauty in all the details of them and the colors and images are wonderful. I love the page with the tree. love the look of the felting too. Wish I knew how to felt because I always think it looks so pretty.

Sandy..... said...

This is beautiful! I applaud you.... because as much as I adore the fabric journals.... that is the one thing I have no interest in attempting. I know myself well enough to know I would have all five of my fingers swen to the book by the time I done! LOL
Beautiful work~!

Judy S. said...

So pretty, Linda. I love the embellishments!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wo incredible fabric art and really unique book. I love all the sites. Fantastic work.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Linda,
Your work is stunning! The colors and the texture are really incredible and of course I want to jump through my computer screen and touch and feel... very, very lovely! What a fun group to be a part of!
Have a wonderful day.
Holly

Heather said...

Your fabric book pages are just beautiful - I love them all, especially the first one. I don't know what I shall do with my silk papers yet, which is why I didn't colour them, but I'm sure they will be just the thing for something in the future.

My Journey to Hope said...

I'm always amazed by your creativity! Those rich colors are beautiful!

:) Michelle

LaY hOoN said...

Gorgeous !!!!
It seems so much work in deal with fabric.

Dot said...

Linda - I am SO excited that I will get to create art in your wonderful book! I love every page you have created in yours and will pore over every detail when I receive your book. A beautiful theme and the colors you have used are lovely.
Recognise some of the fabric too :).
Love that tree page!
Am glad you have my pages already -I smiled at you wanting to hug my pages (I will want to hug yours I am sure).
Thanks for putting so much work into your book. It is going to be so, wo wonderful to create in!

Dot xx

purplecat said...

Amazing work Linda!!

Jacky said...

How gorgeous is your daughter (and yes I would have hated to comb that out too!!!). You must have been a very proud mum.

Linda your fabric pages look amazing. I cant wait to see them in real life!!!
I think your favourite is my favourite too.... gorgous page and love that tree.
Isnt Dots book wonderful? I was lucky enough to see it before it headed over to you. As always inspirational.
Loving your book and looking forward to working in it (love your theme).

Jacky xox

Shashi Nayagam said...

Awesome pages Linda. I love all the details that have gone into it.

Rosie said...

I had a sneak preview of this and thought it was fabulous then, but now it's just AMAZING! I wish I could do such beautiful work you clever clever thing ....

LazyKay said...

Oh MY! This is amazing and that first page is my favourite too.

Such a treasure.

xxxxxxxx

*jean* said...

beautiful!!!

Lynn said...

Linda, this is AMAZING!!!!! The best work i have seen of your's EVER, you have out done even yourself girl, good for you! LOVE it :) Every part of it too :)

Janny said...

What a gorgeous book, I can't find the right words;o)

Jaqi said...

Its stunning Linda, what a glorious treasure it wil be when its completed. I cant wait to see the other pieces.
The colours are absolutly gorgeous. Jaqi x

Alix said...

wow that journal just looks gorgeous :) rosie gave me a quick felting class this morning...so i'm off to make my own journal now! LOL

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Linda
O soooo lovely to catch up on your blog .
Your Daughter look fabulous, she is sooo pretty .
Your fabric pages are stunning ,I cant wait to make a page to add .Your work is so amazing, Im a bit scared to be honest .I hope I can make a page that you will love .
I hope you are well.
Love from sesga xxxx

Sue McGettigan said...

Wow - love this book, it's amazing! The textures and details look fabulous!!

Jackie said...

Thats a beautiful piece using nuno felt. Sorry I haven't commented sooner. I am catching up now.
x