This was a first for me, making books from fabric. I had some guidance from my friend Sue, and once I was off really enjoyed making these.
The fabric used for this page was purchased fabric, stamped with a foam stamp using silver acrylic. A piece of Vilene 250 was ironed onto the back and a bit of free machinery stitching using silver thread completed the page. The pockets were made using the same Vilene as backing, hemmed along the tops and attached with a small zig-zag stitch. The back of the page was completed in the same way, both sides were pinned together and then cut to the correct size, and machined round. All pages were made in the same way.
This fabric was coloured and decorated with Thermofax screens, made at a Angie Hughes course which I attended last year.
The left hand side is purchased fabric, over stamped with a heart stamp and gold acrylic. Gold braid was attached to look like an envelope.
This is a two toned blue fabric, stamped in gold acrylic. Some gold stitching was added , following the shapes of the swirl. Gold thread was added to the pockets in a swirl shape.
To complete, the pages were folded in half, and stitched to the cover following the previously stitched lines, middle one first.
A simple button and thread tie was added to finish it off.
All the fabrics used in this holder were coloured using various sprays and when dried ,printed, using ‘plates’ made from Penscore.
It was made in the same way as the one above.
The flower on the cover was made using organza and the soldering iron, with some beads added to the middle. Some decorative beads were added on the cover edges and on the spine.
Random stitching was added to all of the inside pages.
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