and I can now share with you the result of this work.
The theme here is "Pandora's Box" where no one but the craeator
can know what lies within - a surprise to all!
The Journal comprises 3 signatures of 4 pages in each signature which ends in a total of
48 pages all up. The signatures can contain any number of pages (roughly up to 6 pages)
but as I just love to work so much with fabrics I chose only 4.
I would have to say that most of the fabrics, braids, laces that I used
were recycled which is a very pleasing feeling to me!
The embroidered silk fabric on the right came from a very beautiful vintage silk camisole which I wore some 40 years ago -
boy that is really telling of my age!!!!
Some eco-dyed silk by me on the left used with some favourite linen embroidered recycled fabric and braid from my cushion collection from the 70's. It is amazing how hard it is to part with those textured trims that you love so much!
This next page on the right shows one of the most beautiful
leaves from an ornamental grapevine lining our verandah in front of our home.
And here a special heart card from a special friend (Jo) made with handmade paper.
A piece of a pink vintage cardigan with the most exquisite beading lies next to some
single and double feather stitching by yours truely!
And, of course, no journal would be complete without some of my crazy patchwork using vintage fabrics, silks, velvets, fancy stitching and a few beads
alongside some vintage sari braids and silk!
The whole journal measures approx. 9" x 5.5" x approx. 4" thick!
Front and back covers are from a recycled book using water colour paper for the pages.
There are many more pages but I could not fit them all in here!
The whole process has been just so inspiring to me and it has given me the opportunity to extend