Musings of a New Zealand mixed media & textile artist
This week I have begun some new samples for my fabric art journal class in July at Sew Marlborough mini symposium. It is usually a three or four day class, but will be two days as I am teaching two other one-day classes as well. I decided to make several small fabric books which cover many of the techniques I discuss with the students. This means that they will see lots of possibilities for their own books. I have made a tag book with lots of different edge treatments . This format means I can easily add to the 'pages' if I come up with a new idea for an edge treatment.
I also decided to make a book of 'pockets'. This has pockets of all sorts... buttoned, flaps, transparent, patch, recycled....etc etc. I have used a random selection of my 'ugly' fabric stash and pulled the book together visually by using some embroidery stitches and buttons throughout. It has been a surprisingly enjoyable process. Not over-thinking can give some great results.
Photo is a selection from some of the pages I discuss in the class.