Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fabulous Fabric Books

A couple of weeks ago, I taught a workshop in Brisbane with the ATASDA group, compiling beautiful sample scraps of fabric into book formats.
How often after workshops do we end up with lovely bits, too delicious to throw away, but not big enough to make into anything? Well - here is a way to keep the gorgeous bits safe and sound and ready to be referenced at any time - and it's fun to show off to friends as well!!
These are all works by my clever students - some finished, some just started - many meditative hours to follow to hand stitch on special pages.
 


 

 
  
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
We talked a lot about design, and how to make the various elements would work together. I really love the results and the individual solutions A big congratulations to all the participants - it was such a fun and inspirational workshop.


25 comments:

  1. What clever and inspirational students you had, wish I had been taking part in it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Debbie - i can come to you if you like - would love another trip to the UK :)

      Delete
  2. Such a plethora of delights Noela. Some of those creations are to die for.....and the fabrics, yummo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree Jo, some luscious fabrics and individual responses

      Delete
  3. les bandes de tissu ont des teintes saturés ... magnifiques!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the fabric strips were saturated hues ... gorgeous!

      Yes, Elfi - the variety of natural dying and discharge dying is amazing

      Delete
  4. Much to think about here, I wish I could have taken part, but many lovely ideas to use, You have started my mojo again, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad I have enthused you, Penny - that's what this blogging is all about. I can come to you if you like - would love a trip to SA.

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Perfect for those of us who can't bear to throw things out

      Delete
  6. N - glad you have taken a few more folk down the path of turning the discarded into art. B

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, yes - good to have some more converts

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thanks Suztats, but I can't take credit for the bits - just the compiling

      Delete
  8. Inspirational Noela, you are a good teacher, when are you coming back to Tassie? The textures and colours are beautiful,I need some of those skills.
    Congratulations to all of your students.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sandra, always good to work with sumptuous materials and talented students

      Delete
  9. Wow, these are gorgeous... if these were the 'leftovers', what must the used parts have looked like? And I really admire the binding with the wood stick and beads. Inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad that you are inspired, Sharmon - me too!!

      Delete
  10. These are simply fabulous! I love the marks, the uniqueness, the "glory of small things."

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks Leslie, yes, the 'glory of small things' . It's amazing how we can be enthralled by the simplest things - gotta love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice interesting work, and all so individual.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks Jackie - yummy looking hot cross buns!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. this is something to be proud of and also the people who did the art. I want to do this. It is beautiful in my eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  15. this is beautiful and the art and students are something to be proud of. I want to do something like this. I think it is very beautiful art. In my eyes anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are wonderful and I'm working on some fabric books myself.
    I have lots of vintage trims and little pieces that I'm putting together with modern fabrics.

    ReplyDelete