Fabric books are much on my mind as next Friday I'm off to 'Late Summer at Hawkwood' with Frances Pickering.
So I thought I'd share the last sample I made for my December workshop, which is this Daisy Scrap Journal.
Daisies say 'neat and tidy' to me. To represent the feel of a smart, fresh little flower, I made the cover from bonded scraps of a crisp striped red cotton. The centre panel is painted abaca tissue, and hand dyed vintage lace. I wanted to keep a simple feel - the stitching is in hand dyed rayon threads and vintage pearl cotton. The little daisy tag is cut from pelmet vilene - a great tip I picked up from Frances.
Inside the covers I went for a scrap book effect.
I used brown paper for my pages, scrunched and re-ironed - which gives a nice textured effect to make marks on. A simple daisy stamp was used to mark all the odd pages for a bit of interest..
I enjoyed putting this piece together very much, and I think it's because it has lots of small parts. However hard I try I am always drawn back to the little details. Sometimes it is the obvious things about yourself that you don't see for ages!