As I was wanting to make Birthday Gifts and a Swap I came up with the idea of making my friends Diary Covers with a diary for 2011.
This first cover was collaged in Indian cotton, shot silk, dupion silk, crushed velvet, printed organza with some Vintage sari braid which came from my friend Jo in New Zealand and for whom this gift was made. Jo is a wonderful dyer with natural fibres and plants, and is currently running a week's workshop with India Flint in New Zealand.
This second cover for Andrea who lives at Coff's Harbour in Northern News South Wales, Australia
was made from some silk and satin strips which I ripped and roughly sewed together
and which I attached to some grape coloured velvet and then collaged with some
lace and purple roses.
and the final Diary Cover I made for my friend, Judy, at
as part of a swap.
I used some homespun cotton here which I dyed
then collaged several layers of cottons and silks with a very old piece of lace dyed in turquoise on top of which I added these blue motifs.