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Thursday, 24 April 2014

A collaged book

This has been a bit of a diversion for me - not exactly stitching, though there is certainly stitch involved, and not miniatures, though it is small. Around three weeks ago I started an online class entitled The Thread That Weaves, with the very talented American artist Roxanne Evans Stout. You can check out the details of this, and all her other classes, here.

I've never really worked with paper collage before so I was very quickly way outside my comfort zone, and at one point did actually wonder whether I would continue. However, I persevered, and I'm so pleased that I did.

This is the cover ... (it now has a stitched line of thread weaving across it, worked after this photograph was taken).

Inside, each of the three pages is hinged in some way and each one has a surprise beneath it.

This is under the first page,

 Beneath the second page a seasonal poem by Robert Browning.

And under the third page a scrap of beautiful patterned silk fabric.

 I made a tiny book (less than 3" square)

 wit drawings,
 scraps of old letters,
 and snippets of poetry
 all about what spring means to me ...
 ... new growth, butterflies
and birds.
 I stitched the tiny book inside the main book.

And finally ... a few glimpses of my garden tulips after an early morning shower.


  1. Beautiful art! And I love your tulips.

  2. Un trabajo precioso!!!!
    Y los tulipanes una maravilla!!!!