Textile Art: #1

I had a delightful day today learning how to make textile books with Frances Pickering.

imageSuch fun tearing fabric and sloshing paint to make the pages. This is going to be the first of my 9 pieces of textile art for my 16 for 2016 list.

It feels so good to be using bits and pieces I have had stashed away for years.

imageAll the pages are made, plus a fastening and a dinky bookmark.

Tonight I’m thinking about what to put on the pages


I am LOVING it and already have ideas lining up for the next 8.


Looking forward to tomorrow!


28 responses to “Textile Art: #1

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  6. My college textile course was not even close to as interesting as this one post is Sandra. Rather it was very academic vs. how wonderfully creative your course was. The prints here are whimsical and the books are unique–both words I would use to describe you my friend! Can’t wait to see more of what you have planned. 🙂

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    • Ha Ha! Whimsical and unique! Wonderful! Thank you Melissa! ❤
      It really was a fantastic three days and I have been making a whole stack of the coloured paper since I got home.


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  8. This is absolutely beautiful, Daffy, You are so clever and creative and your grandchildren are going to absolutely love them. 🙂

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  9. Do ‘I Spy’ a cover of delightful vintage pixies and a page filled with daisies? These are So darling. It will be thrilling to see what the pages will hold. Thanks for sharing~cheers

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  10. Do I spy that beautiful piece of vintage fabric you’ve been saving as the cover? What a wonderful use of it!

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    • Ah ha! Yes, well spotted. I photographed it for my VINTAGE entry in the Photo Challenge. It feels such a relief to be doing something with it after 40 years of sitting in my stash.


  11. Fascinating. What do you do to the pages? embroidery?

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    • All sorts, it seems. You can use them as a journal and write on them and do doodlng and embroidery, stencils, stamping, printing.
      This book will be for Miss E, so I will put some sayings, and some diary and some photos in it.

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  12. Fantastic! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  13. Such a creative idea, I love it! It will be interesting to see how you fill up the pages.

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  14. This looks such an absorbing and relaxing thing to do.

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  15. This looks such fun and I am really looking forward to seeing what else you are going to do! Brings back happy memories of the textile studio in art college.

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  16. Oh WOW. That looks amazing. What a wonderful thing to make. Can’t wait to see what you put on the pages.

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    • Thank you Cathy, it is great fun to do. The idea is to make one for each of the grandchildren and one for me. It feels good to have the 16 for 16 challenge to keep me focused. I will enjoy sharing them. Xx


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