The Inspiration for this cover came from the Vintage Envelopes I made the year before.
More inspiration came from the ‘Textile in Focus’ exhibition, and my stash of vintage lace papers and fabrics.
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Here I have made the collage on brown paper slightly bigger than the sketchbook I want to cover. I chose a background flower fabric as a base to cover the brown paper. I have added many layers of paper, fabrics,lace and print to the cover with machine and hand stitching. This is then covered with a sheer fabric which has a flower already printed on it. I used several pieces of sheer as these were samples given to me. These layers were then Machine stitched to form detail and hold the cover together.
The text says,” treasure will follow the owner”.
The Paper and Stitch Journal has been sold but
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