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End papers (1)

Inner front cover: It’s not based on anything at all, really. It’s meant to be an exploration of how it might feel to uncover layers of ancient textile and finding treasure that has been buried for a long time. I … 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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Behind the Moon

The moon is a circle made from layered fabrics, covered with crystal organza and white tulle, applied to the layered background.  The page size is 8″ x 10″.

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Page 2…

… of the cloth sketchbook project: A little surreal, perhaps, but since this is a story about travelling to the land where dreams are made, I think a little surrealism is acceptable in this case.  Essential, even.The Mona Lisa stencil … Continue reading

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What kind of stitch

Running stitch – so old, so basic, but still one of the best. It’s honest, trustworthy and it works hard. It’s strong and capable, simple yet effective.  You can rely on running stitch to just get on with the job … Continue reading

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Remembering sky

When I was very young I used to amuse myself by imagining that dawn was an artist who painted the sky a different colour each morning.  Some days she mixed her paints too wet and the excess water would drip … Continue reading

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