Friday 8 November 2013

Transported back in time on a dark, dull, wet day

It's  just no good bemoaning the fact that winter has hit us here in East Anglia with a vengence.
So on went the wellies, up went the umbrella - and a mad dash to the studio.
 To continue with my scrap book of all things French!

Sorry for the picture quality - it is really hard to get good photos on a dark day
So the above is the out cover (front) - now stitched and attached
 Ditto the back of the book - vintage material onto which I have stitched tea dyed trim.
 The photo I took of the front inside cover of a vintage poster in a frame wasn't successful so I will add it when I finally finish the book - next week.
 This is a better photo of the inside back cover page of sacking. I just need to get some inspiration on how to finish it - I might just add 'FIN'

In real life, this book front looks and is the colour of vintage leather which I machine stitched onto the vintage upholstery material.  I will have to take a close up of the little flowers which I sewed on above the material 'ties'.  They are so cute.  The are fine netting, hand made, with gorgeous little sewn on beaded centres.   I found a length in a charity shop many years ago - it was bright white, and lemon, so I soaked it in coffee grounds and it has really aged them.

Thank you for looking.

I have a busy weekend ahead with family staying - so will have a go at finishing this project next week.