Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fabric Art Books

Hi, I said last time I would show you my books, these are my favourite things to make but are quite time consuming due to all the embellishment on the covers. The pages are paper and/or card and are hand torn along the edges to give them a more rustic effect! So let me explain the process.... I make 2 little fabric quilts , all completely handstitched then I paint, stamp or stencil them, then I add any scraps of fabric,lace ,yarn , buttons, beads or found objects.Hand embroidery is also added, cross stitches, french knots etc. Then I make a spine and sew them all together and finally stitch in the papers and voila....

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Dolls

My dolls are changing.They are now quite grungy little characters dressed in simple handstitched clothes. A bit tatty but lovely all the same. I love making them. Also I am making books again. Fabric books, well, the covers and spines are cloth the pages are paper or card. These are really fun to make especially the embellishing, its amazing what you can find to stitch on. I shall show you my books in the next post x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Hello

Well its been a while, I have decided to return to blogging but am going to stsrt a new one called just 'by Noelle' showing mostly my work really, processes and finished items. Art dolls feature mainly at the moment. Anyway shall let you know when its up and running.... x