Monday, January 11, 2010

the book that came from the cold

front back
It's cold all over the northern hemisphere, so i won't bore with my own experience of it.i will only note that it even affects the ether, bad connection times.

Finally finished this fabric book that had been shuffled around for some time now.
The stitching was fun, the problem was my slightly dyslexic self trying to make the cover match the accordion. i'm not a real book maker, just an impostor trying to recycle my fabric samples while enjoying the process.

p1 p2-3

Inside the book. These books are an exercise in putting it all together and not getting more scattered than what i am. Surface design, dyeing, stamping, stitching....
While some of my friends are very focused and only do one thing, and do it really well, i am fascinated by all textile related disciplines, except spinning. And no, i won't go there, not because i have something against it. Just not enough time and or space.

inside back Behind the scenes, the back of the pages.The embellishment is not really gratuitous because the black interfacing was an anticlimax.:)
Was it Coco Chanel who said furnishings had to have a function otherwise they'd be superfluous ?

While on the subject of fashion gods i lucked out with a couture exhibit in Oviedo. There were 4 Balenciaga dresses and a coat. You do not see cut and drape as that anymore. Nor the respect for the fabric.

neki desu

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  1. oh i really love the book...fabulous! i am excited about all this exposure to the book idea, you and velma have me swooning.

  2. This is really a wonderful book! great work!
    Have a creative and happy new year!

  3. Ooh! Balenciaga! One of my favorite haute couture gods. The book is lovely. I especially like that mesmerizing blue.

  4. not fair, not fair, i want to touch and read this book! will you be coming to, say, northern new york?!

  5. The book is wonderful - you've done a really good job. Like you, I like to experiment with all different techniques - jack of all trades, master of none. :)
    And I feel the same about the spinning - but got over that one, bought a wheel for daughter no.1 instead.:)


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