I scanned the pages of my paper books, played with some of the pages in Photoshop, and printed on TAP paper the ones I wanted to use in my textile version. I then used Bondaweb to glue them to the backing of a piece of Gesso-painted cotton. This gave me the hold I needed for a zig-zag-book. To secure them further, because some of the pages went over the foldings, I stitched them with white tread. The quote I’ve used is from a poem by Jon Fosse. No deeper meaning, I just needed something to write.
I have just made two Leporello-books in paper. The collages are made from the many writing-exercises for part two of Juliette Exkel’s Textile Books Workshop.
Book number 2 alternates between black and blue
and red and black. All on white paper.
Now I just have to make them into one made of fabric.
Here are two more of my textile books for Ineke Berlyn’s course. I’ve had so much fun making them.
This first is my version of Book of Tea. Filled with quotes about tea, laces and stitching. With leather cover and closed with a key.
The next is «Welkome to my Garden»
The cover is made of balsa-wood, painted like a flower garden with a fence, made of those sticks you stir your coffe with. The fabrics are mostly snow-dyed, as well as the
thread I used for hand-stitching.
We have just revealed our new challenge on Latitudequilts, and this is my contribution. Our challenge this time is Art Deco.
Tulips are such elegant flowers, simple in shapes and in so many
wonderful colours. And since Art Deco is very simplified, it was a
perfect match for my personal challenge, tulips. Looking through images
from my garden, I settled on the one I used in an earlier challenge,
LOVE, and used it as a template for raw edge applique, with hand dyed
As a background, I used something that reminded me of
radioes from the 1930s, freehand cut and pieced commersial fabrics, on
top of pale green linen.
The quilting in the background is simply straight lines, the tulips are free hand machinequilted, with French knots.
I am also working on my last textile book with Ineke Berlyn, I’ll show you as soon as it is finished.
I have started on my next textile book for Ineke Berlyn’s workshop. Today I have painted with thickened Procion MX for the background fabric, and just now, I’m waiting for it to dry a bit before I print some more on it.
I have also on the line some pieces of fabric treated with BubbleJet solution for printing text for this book.
And while I was working, I also made another little piece,
with a bit more painting, just for fun. It may be useful some
I will keep you updated.
The last weeks, I’ve been playing in my new Finish Me sketchbook. Just painting, cutting, printing, sewing, with no plan at all. One page led to another, but I must admit, it has been very fun. Here are some of the pages. They are work in progress, I may still add more, put in more stitching etc.
I have done very little quilting lately, so I decided to use some of this weekend to practise. I needed a project, and to do it simly, I just followed DMTV and Linda Kemshall and made my own copy of the Iris-quilt. Now I just binding and some embellishment, and I’ve got myself a new nice bit of colour on the wall.
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I have just finished my book 3 in Ineke Berlyn’s Art Textile Books. I used the circle as inspiration, it has 36 pages, rusted and bleached fabrics, cotton and linen, and mostly hand-quilted/embroidered. Here are pictures of some of the pages:
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