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Moving on

A change is as good as a rest, but a rest is even better. I took some time out to have a really good sort-out, clearing out my workroom, moving on all the things I no longer need. Phase One … Continue reading

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Setting out

Happy new year!  As our planet sets out on another lap around the sun, the rest of us are setting out on our own journey through another year.  Some of us know where we’re going, some of us haven’t a … Continue reading

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Draw, stitch

The weekend was populated with pumpkins, friends and starry skies, but I still managed to find time for another page: Actually, I had started it before the weekend, and had already unpicked most of it.  I tried doing the figure … Continue reading

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Sweet dreams…

… rarely visit me, but I live in hope. Mostly my dreams can be filed in the ‘decidedly weird’ category, along with the fifty-foot giraffe that appeared the other night.  In this story, however, life is a little more simple.  … Continue reading

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So, where were we?

The next page, I think, is this one: The lettering on this page is couched, not stitched. I found that couching a thread gives a finer line and can be done on a slightly smaller scale.  I added the little … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

I have a postcard pinned to the noticeboard above my desk with those words printed on it.  That 1940s cheerful stoicism makes me smile. So, after yesterday’s sturm, drang and angst, I kept calm and carried on: This page will … Continue reading

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Page Ten into Cloth

I have to admit to being quite pleased with this one.  It took DAYS, despite its small size. This little area is pieced patchwork, hand-pieced over paper and then applied to the background.  I’m particularly pleased with the portcullis, which … Continue reading

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Redrafting

Thank you for the reassurance on the continuing cloth book.  I thought I’d mention today how much compositional rearranging is necessary in the transition from paper to cloth.  The pages of the paper version of this book are about 8″ … Continue reading

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Beyond the Stars

I know this cloth book is taking up all my time at present, and will continue to do so for several more weeks.  I hope that it won’t become tedious for some of you.  I’ve been thinking about this issue a … Continue reading

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Starry starry night

This is a translucent moon (silk organza and handmade paper) sandwiched between two pages, and when the book is bound, the ‘window’ should line up with and fit over yesterday’s moon. There are lots of stars in this sky. It … Continue reading

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