Wednesday, October 3, 2018

An Eco-dyed paper and Textile Concertina - SNT No. 49

 Dear Blog friends 
here is my latest little concertina book
"Tattered whispers on the breeze"
made from handmade paper


 and inspired by the beautiful artwork of
Lynne Moncrieff of Lynnesbowsandbells blog


 It was so much fun to create
using papers from my eco-dyed little stash of silks and water colour papers
along with many other vintage page papers, tea bag papers, envelopes, vintage music, tags and other ephemera.

but what was new this time was the use of
some of Lynne's wild flower stamps


 and her nature themed Affirmation Stamps

which I so love to be inspired with!


 I also incorporated the use of 
scraps of vintage lace
which I dyed with tea, rust and some copper pipe!
All of these papers were put in together
in the dye bath!

 The book itself is only 4 x 6 inches
and what you see below is this
little bag, made from
vintage linen dyed in the same bath
to hold this sweet little treasure
of inspiring pages and affirmations!

You can read more posts like this over at
with Wen Sylvestre! Enjoy!
Thanks Wen for hosting again for another month. Our next
Simply Neutrals post will be the 50th!

 Many thanks to all of my new followers and
for leaving your kind comments.
Love to hear from you all!
Have a wonderful week!

xox Suzy


  1. Suzy dearest it is so amazingly beautiful, dear friend. The many lovely details of papers and lace, the stunning eco dyed papers and silks . Lovely, lovely tones,- mixed perfectly , a true stunning art creation . Big hugs and love , Dorthe xoxoxo

  2. Dear Suzy,.
    Your book thrills my heart! I love how you've filled each wonderful page with inspiring pieces of handmade papers, laces and ribbons. All naturally dyed by you. What a joy! My favorite page is the "find strength" pocket! : ) (As if I could really choose a favorite~
    Your 'vintage authenticity' amazes and is a true artful gift. Love the stitching and bits of ephemera~ Soo peaceful and pretty!
    Lynn's thoughtful stamps incorporate so beautifully with your work.
    Thank you for sharing! It's gorgeous dear Suzy~ hugs to you friend, karen o

  3. Beautiful and so vintage looking!

  4. Hello Suzy
    What wonderful book! I love the idea to put some thougts inside!
    I allways discover new wonderful ideas looking in your blog and in the list of others blogs you put in your list. I kow some of them, and through you, I can follow them too!
    Thanks very much and kisses

  5. What an absolutely marvelous little journal Suzy! You designed this so beautiful using your homemade dying pieces and Lynne's stamps,which all go together so well! I too am a fan of her stamps,and just received my first stencils of hers!There is nothing you make that does not set my head to whirling with it's beauty! Your art is so endearing and so inspirational dear Suzy!
    love & hugs,Jackie

  6. Absolutely, Positively YUMMY!! xoxo

    1. Thanks so kindly Cat for your positive response to this work! Suzy xox!

  7. How many ways can one come up with to say the same thing....beautiful, wonderful, lovely, gorgeous, amazing.....

  8. Suzy dear, this concertina book is so so gorgeous! Your eco dye results are amazing, so beautiful. They are so rich in colour and print. And they go so well with the beautiful colours you use for the fabrics. The sweet stamps and affirmations of Lynne are the perfect final touches for this gorgeous book. Big hugs and happy week wishes, xx

  9. Glorious papers and textures within your pages, and I love how you've used Lynne's wonderful wildflowers. The cover is so soft and inviting - a beautiful creation.
    Alison x

  10. Suzy, you are Pure Inspiration for us all! I love how authentic and organic your work is. It speaks from, and to, the heart. It's absolutely gorgeous!
    Jesse XX


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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