Over the winter months, I like to have a larger project to work on. Something that I can pick up during an evening to add stitch and embellishment to. I am very lucky to have a fabulous studio in my garden, complete with good heating but during the dark winter evenings, I actually prefer to park myself on the sofa and do a spot of sewing. With this in mind, around October time, I started to prepare some fabric pages for what I thought would be a new fabric book. I gathered bits of lace, ribbon and buttons along with fabrics that I had stencilled designs on, along with a pile of rusty fabric. Apart from the rusting of fabric, many of the other techniques are techniques taught to me by some very talented artists....Hilary Beattie, Lynda Monk and Beryl Taylor so out of respect for those very lovely ladies, I'm not going to share how I made each page, I'd simply like to share the photos with you.
This next page could be my favourite page.
As I mentioned earlier, I started this project with the intention of making it into a book but Mark planted the seed of another idea in my brain by saying "if it's a book, not many people will see it!" Now I'm trying to decide whether to:
a. stitch them all together to make an art quilt.
b. Stitch them on to a larger piece of calico, leaving a border between each piece.
c. Frame them all individually and hang them as a series of nine small artworks.
What do you guys think???