Monday, July 4, 2011
Journal - We Reap What We Sew
This journal's theme is really one based on heritage plants and vegetables
namely, the artichoke roots, flowers and nasturtiums.
The inspiration came to me
from a most beautiful Italian calendar
which I have owned for some
It has a real earthiness about it from the ground up which brings us back to our roots -
to which foods are vital for our health and well being - root vegetables
But you know I have changed this to "We Sew What We Reap"
because I have been blessed with the fortune
of having gathered
all of these
fabrics and fibres to create these artworks
didn't just fall into my lap!
The journal has been bound with hessian webbing salvaged from
a vintage chair beyond repair
and a rusted drawer handle bound in copper.
It has layers of dyed laces, hessian and some beaded fabrics also upcycled.
Handmade paper stained and machine stitched ready for
your own journal notes
The pages have been built up from recycled paper bags, upholstery fabrics and collaged in many layers of velvets, embroidered silks
There are more images in my previous post which explains how I began.
This journal will be very shortly found in my Etsy shop.
Keep checking the sidebar to the right.
Hoping for you all a very productive week in creating.
Love to everyone!
suziqu's thread works
Monday, July 04, 2011