Week 24 - Jude Kingshott - U.K.
"One Stitch Leads to Another"
Jude says "In this workshop you will be creating a fabric book using a neutral fabric for the individual pages and cover. You will be working on the front of the pages so that the stitching, when viewed from the underside, offers an alternative and beautiful aspect for the viewer".
The requirement list suggested we use organdie, silk organza or recycled damask fabrics. As I didn't have any I made do with what I had. Linen for the cover and a fine cotton for the pages.
The size of the book was determined by how many pages.
My small fabric book is 4.5" square.
I chose to use my hexagon quilting template with dark blue Japanese taupe fabrics.
Kept it simple with basic stitching.
I wasn't happy with the reverse side of the stitching showing. Not very neat, though I did like being able to see the hexagon on the underneath pages.
Our 2nd week challenged us to use paper with fabric to make a scroll. I am partial to the combinations of blue and brown colours.
The previous class, I eco dyed mirror image on paper. I couldn't bring my self to cut it up so didn't use this for the reverse side of my scroll.
Instead a piece of eco dyed print on fabric was used.
Organza was a requirement but as I didn't have any, a piece of pale blue Japanese Taupe made do. Therefore a chopstick found in my kitchen drawer was use to hold it together.
My scroll was made "scraps, simple and random".
To conform to the challenge, a piece of floral paper was added.
A t-bag was used .
A couple of pieces of eco dyed fabrics.
I enjoyed this workshop as I enjoy making scrolls. I usually use various sizes of wooden bobbins, from the shop Kyo, unfortunately closed due to now selling wholesale. The owner of the Japanese shop Tetsu, informed me that it will be open to the public over Easter for 12 days. I had better stock up on some!!.