Tuesday 11 April 2023

Silk book

I bought an Inspiration Pack from Clare Bullock. You know that I have more than enough fabric but I couldn't resist.  I want to use the contents to make a fabric book.

I decided I would use some silk noil that I had for the 'pages'.  I tore it up into 21x10cm pieces.  I used the fabrics from the pack to put together little collages.

Then I realised the silk noil was too thin and needed backing.  I ironed a Vilene interfacing on which I had found in the cupboard.  It's a stabiliser more than a stiffener.  To iron the interfacing I had to remove all the little collages.

Looking at the fabrics I decided it was lacking in texture, and whilst I can add texture through stitch, I thought I would have a rummage through my bits box.

I had tried using little bits of Mistyfuse to bond the collage pieces.  Although it worked it made things a bit flat so I was going to pin everything.  However in the end I used a glue stick!  These collages are not necessarily how they were before I took them off the silk noil.

These pages will fold in half so the finished size of the book will be approximately 10cms square

I plan to stitch on top of thes collages and add other bits of fabric and ephemera as I go along.

So far I've only put together half ot the 'pages'.  I like to have thinking time away from my work.  I shall go back to these and check they are what I want before working on the next 5 pages.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Thanks for joining me today

1 comment:

  1. I think these are beautiful and all the better for the second attempt at the collages. I love it when a change turns out to be a good thing. I look forward to seeing the finished pages.


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