Sunday, 4 February 2007

Memory Book

I have just finished this fabric book this week. Each page is actually a pocket for keeping special things in so I call it my memory book.

It is made from several different interfacings - one very heavy for the in between pages and lightweight shapewell for the actual pocket pages. I hand dyed these first by spraying with different coloured dyes that I then allowed to mix on the interfacing. I then did some machine embroidery finally embellished this with a few sequins and many, many french or colonial knots in a variety of different coloured, types and thickness of threads.

The cover is made with silk paper that I made (although I bought it already dyed) and embellished mostly with beads and a tissue paper motif that I also made.

Hope you like it

Sunday, 28 January 2007

Over the past couple of years my main creative focus has been on beading . This is one of the third major piece I have created and sold. They are mostly made from miyuki delica beads worked around central beads and are quite time consuming to do. I must say I don't work to any design but just let the beads be my guide in terms of colour and design.

I haven't started a new necklace yet because I am now doing some hand embroidery to create a fabric book with pocket pages that I can be used as special place for keeping momentos . Also I have started working on a challenge projectfor an exhibition later this year.

Once these are these two items are completedI think I shall start on another necklace.