Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Collage Work

I really like the idea of
combining the collage work with the stitching

I´ve been working with that
making some little kind of 'books'
with no pages inside - sort of a cover like
I´m not sure what to call these
but maybe you know, when you´ve seen my photos

here´s my worktable
with work in progress.
Gathering suppliers for a new piece
I love this stage in the creative process too

starting the background
adding little piece along the way

stitching little piece to add too

here´s a closeup

another one with a blue tone
making the background first
and then the sticthed pieces

they can stand
can you see

I think they are like little books without pages

maybe you know a better word for these
Let me hear.


Spring is around the corner
I´m spending almost all my spare time remodeling
a new 'old ' house.
We´re taking over my MIL´s house
and are going to use it as a summer house.
if everything works out
I´m going to have a second studio

I´ll keep you posted 

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Little Stitched Books

I´m trying to combine the stitching love
with my love for bookmaking

here´s some stitching work in progress

and close up on those little squares.
Experimenting with different stitch

cut a pieces of vintage floral fabric
and added some signatures inside

ordinary blank pages inside

close up on the binding.
it´s just some running stitch
to hold the pages - I´m not sure
if there a proper word for this binding.

composing another one

here´s the stitching part
in progress on a beautiful sunny day

a green/turquise cloth for the cover

close up on the front

two little notebooks
with a button as closure.

The covers on these are just cloth
so they' re kind of primitive in a way
but pretty too, I think.

For sale in my shop

Thank you so much for visiting

Tina ♥♥♥