Monday, 4 May 2009

Ooh fibre arts!

I've been fascinated by and following Sue Bleiweiss's work for some time now. Would love to do more fibre arts but am finding it difficult to make the cross over (I stick with what I know LOL!).
I finally got around to having a go at making some silk paper recently - which was great fun and then decided to make this booklet with it courtesy of a mish mash of instructions from the free projects on the Two Creative Studios site.


Don't look too closely at my stitching, it's not perfect - that's why there are two metal crimped pieces attached to each corner!

30 comments:

Paula said...

This looks amazing Carol! Very touchy feely.

Suse said...

Looks fabulous Carol!

joanne wardle said...

this looks beautiful, very impressive!

Heather said...

Your book is wonderful Carol, and you should have kept quiet about the little corner pieces - I thought they were just there for embellishment. I love the clasp. I know how you feel about making the leap from one set of techniques to another. I feel exactly the same way about paper arts but am slowly getting braver!

Audrey said...

its fab! Really great work. Love the colour and the texture looks so lovely.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Would sell for a fortune. I very much look forward to more in the future- way to go. (gorgeous clasp too btw- perfect addition)

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; I don't know. I think your stitching looks marvelous and feel you're MORE than ready for the leap to fiber art! This is beautiful! I adore it!

Jackie said...

Silk paper is a great 'fabric'. You had a lot of success, being able to make a lovely purse after your first attempt is a great achievement.

Jackie said...

Sorry i didn't read it properly...booklet! Thats even better.

Cath Wilson said...

Looks wonderful, Carol and of course I had to take a look at the stitching when you told us not to, lol. It's great to branch out a bit from time to time, isn't it? Hope you enjoyed it.

Sue B said...

It's fabulous! and I think the corner pieces are a very nice touch. Nicely done!

Julie said...

Beautiful book and what a gorgoeus clasp! I can't see anything wrong with the stitching. Thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog today :o)

deb said...

Carol this is beautiful, very classy. Love the clasp.

penibear said...

wowee that looks great - but then I loved the silk paper before you even did anything with it!

Pia said...

this looks beautiful

Shannon Sawyer / sawyershannon@aol.com said...

OMG! That book is awesome! And I love the metal corners, I think it brings it all together with the latch. Really beautiful work. I wish I could make something like that. Fibers, sewing and textiles are not my forte' but they are obviously yours.

Creative Chaos said...

Wowww ... absolutely stunning , Carol !!
Patti xx

Alexandra Knittel said...

Your work is fantastic!

chelemom said...

This is incredible!!!!

Kaz said...

Carol this is absolutely gorgeous, I have two of Sue's books and I haven't written in them yet...I hope to one day.....lol
I wouldn't write in this either, the clasp is fab. no one wants perfect stitching, that's why it's hand crafted! I'd buy it, you should totally start selling your stuff.

Karin said...

This is fabulous Carol. I've always admired Sue Bleiweiss's journals and would love to be able to make
to be able to make one in that style but you've gone ahead and done it superbly that clasp is the icing on the cake, very stylish.

Kim Piggott said...

So gorgeous!
How clever are you!
hugs
kim x

Enfys said...

what a stunning project, I love the colour, so vibrant.
hugs
En x

Viola said...

Just gorgeous, Carol! Fabulous work!

Mad Aunt Bernard said...

What a fabulous book! It's beautiful! And I've noticed that all the best people say 'don't look to closely at my stitching, it's not perfect'. So then you have to look, and it's wonderful!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hey Alco,(no booze though anywhere to be seen) that is beautifu, totally deadly ,I love it.It looks piratey, the clasp reminds me of a flintlock pistol, it shivered me timbers for sure.Are the pages blank? It would make a wonderful book of poems! ? I'm amazed at the cottage industry of crafts out there-inspirational.

Greensleeves said...

Great work, Carol, I am impressed!
And you can always say that it is an artistic way of stitching.

Carrie said...

wow - I'm super impressed, cross over now...................

This is amazing Carol and you do take to textiles so easily, I love this and the fnishing off with the clasp is gorgeous. Great choice of silk colours too.

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Cynnie said...

This is a gorgeous little number you created here. Beautiful!!