Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New Book - The Gift of Friendship

 There are few things in life as precious as
"The Gift of Friendship"
in my desire to create a book around this
I decided to work with some of my eco-dyed paper
and create a little book honouring this theme!

The front cover incorporates the use
of some felted organza with layers of cotton
and silk

 with pages of the natural dyeing from my
garden plant - Plectanthus, 
some dyed silk (gifted from my lovely friend Jo Kinross
in New Zealand) along with a dyed doiley piece using
infusion pigment and tea with a pearl button.


The embroidered fabric sits opposite
a stamped piece of text over a tea bag!

More collaged pages with quotes upon layers of vintage
dress fabrics, dyed mohair with little
pieces of very old embroidered
silk so fragile and it came apart in my hands!

More stamped tea bags and another stitched tea bag
dyed with olive green infusion pigments. 

"Pray - my cheek to your cheek"!

The leaf impressions are so soft and subtle
creating their own unorganized composition!

What could be more beautiful than creating with all of these
natural and, in many cases, neutral colours!

 So much so that I'm linking up to 
the linky party now which comes to us monthly
so don't miss this opportunity to share your
neutrals with all of us over at
Wen's blog this week!

Thank you all dear readers for the gift of your
friendship by coming to visit this blog
and saying hello and leaving a
comment when you feel
you can!
I'm so grateful to you all!

Suzy xox
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