zondag 12 juli 2020

a booklet

The Stitch Club workshop by 
this week, was making a concertina booklet or "leporello".
Mandy works with a LOT of vintage fabrics
like old quilts.

In the workshop we saw her cut haphazardly through
an embroidered cushion cover,
just to have some fun pieces to use !

I started with a paper booklet first, just for fun
(grandson also wanted to make one when I showed it to him
and he had a lot of fun with little pieces of wrapping paper
and washi tape !)

The one I'm showing here is in fact booklet number three
(when you count in the paper one)
Number two isn't finished yet
is a bit of a secret.

So now number three !

A long strip of (tea dyed) cotton
and a tin box someone gave me as a present.

First the strip is neatly ironed into an accordion shape.
The strip is 8,5 cm wide and the pages are 5,5 cm to fit in the box.

For this one I used only reds
ranging from the lightest pink to dark red.
The peacock was the first thing I attached ...
on the lást page !
In fact I worked my way backwards to the front
and in lighter colours.

Here I was tacking down the last bits of the first and the front page
The stitching on the back is in sight
but that (and the frayed edges) don't bother me,
I quite like it actually.

"From pink dawn till evening red"

        double pages 1 and 2                                3 and 4                     

                   5 and 6                                            6 and 7                     

14 opmerkingen:

  1. love this peek inside, so intriguing!

  2. a delightful little tin of goodness :-)

  3. Ahhh...everything here is so beautiful and inspiring! I went back many, many posts through a delightful journey of all you've been creating. Just wonderful!

    1. Dear Nancy, thanks !
      Though Corona (Covid) isn't fun at all ... all the stitch challenges were !!!

  4. What a beautiful and delicate project Els! I love this, and how wonderful that your Grandson wanted to create something with you too. x

    1. Thanks Ruthie ! Mandy Pattullo makes wonderful stuff, so she inspired the lot of us :-)

  5. Versuche schon X mal zu kommentieren und nun dürfte es mit einem anderen Browser klappen.
    Die Idee mit dem Schächtelchen finde ich toll !
    Sieht so aus, als wäre noch Platz für einige Stickereien.
    Herzliche Grüße

    1. (jaaaa Angela, Browser-Schwierigkeiten .... grrrrrr !)
      Da waren Mehrere in die Gruppe die kleine Schachteln gesucht haben ;-)
      Nein, ich glaube in diesem Büchlein bleiben es so wenig wie jetzt (auf jeder Seite ein anderer Stich)

  6. Prachtig, en dan in zo’n klein blikje!

    1. Het idee was een boekje met een voor- en achterkant, maar Mandy stopt ze ook in oude doosjes of portefeuilles ...