Time to test out my new improved workspace. I’ve recently finished hand stitching a large and complex cloth book, and found it to be a very enjoyable process. I’m now thinking about making some smaller cloth books in a series I might call ‘the cloth book of…’ Having so recently seen and handled everything in my collection, I thought it would be good to share some of my more ‘precious’ treasures by making them into something that someone else could treasure. First in the series will be my cloth book of old lace:
Still very much in progress, but this will consist of ten or so little pieces of very old lace – mostly Victorian – stitched to black silk pages. I plan to make two of these. Then I plan to make a cloth book of old silk with some of the antique silk pieces I acquired last month:
And then there might be cloth books of patchwork, cloth books of boro, cloth books of trees… One thing at a time, though. If only the fingers could keep up with the mind!
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