Book 4 – Bound with words

A new book, focussing on words around a theme.  It took a while for me to find my theme, but as the garden grew more and more parched before the recent rains, the word ‘water’ kept creeping into my consciousness.

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The pages are in sequence and reflect my thoughts around water and our relationship with it.  The cover is made from painted pelmet vilene.  Some of the pages have been created using flour paste as a resist, some using salt as a resist to move the fabric paint.  Other pages were screen printed or arashi dyed.  The snow page is textured paper coloured by using paint on a roller.  The spines are cut from khadi paper which was dipped into an indigo bath.  There are three signatures, sewn to the cover with hemp thread.

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The left hand page below has strips of printed abaca paper overlaid on printed fabric.

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Below I have used silver leaf for the moon although it looks white in the photo, plus painted bondaweb.

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Another book I loved making.

 

 

A textile book inspired by plant forms in my garden

I have a lot of fabrics that I have dyed and printed with flower and leaf forms,  often using the plants themselves, so this seemed to present a perfect opportunity for another book. I also used rusted fabrics, some leaf imprints using transfer dyes onto Evelon, beads, buttons, pieces of lace and both hand and machine stitching. There are three signatures, the spine is a piece of driftwood found on Hove beach and I used some polymer clay beads I had made a long time ago and which needed a home.

Front cover

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The pages are in sequence.

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Back cover

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