Monday, November 4, 2019
Another book in the making....
I made this book in the summer. Each page was hand embroidered and then the binding was woven to hold the pages together.
I decided to make another one similar but instead of the hand embroidery, I'll be placing old pictures on each page. This will be for a relatives surprise birthday in November so I need to get this bugger finished...so hard to work on three or four projects at once but I sure do try!!
I stamped then over dyed each page with fiber reactive dyes to create the poster board 5"x 5 1/2" squares. I added the binding strip/edges yesterday.
I want to add old pictures on the pages. I'm just not sure if I will put them on each of the stamped pages or just use plain white pages in between the stamped pages. Some pictures are black/white and others are in color....decisions..decisions..
The bottom picture is me and my sister taken at her Confirmation...not sure of the year but I think I was around 9 or 10.
The little girl above that picture on the left, is also me with my great aunt's father, who lived with us. Pops was a retired Police Officer and a great woodworker. That cement building behind him was his workshop (they didn't have a car so the garage served his purpose!). When he would go and work in the 'workshop', Pops would give me a hammer, some wood and nails and I would just pound away. Of course, I never built anything but I sure loved spending time with him.
Hope to get the picture layouts completed this weekend so I can start weaving the book together. That's the part that takes time...lots of time...but it will be worth it...I hope!