Saturday, 5 June 2010

This album was created using fabrics and papers with stitchery and vintage image embellishments. The style is very much grunge/shabby chic,with layers of yummy fabrics and papers,raw and torn edges and uncut threads-do not assume from this design style that it is loosely stitched however, it is firmly finished,and whilst designed to fray,the edges have been finished to prevent too much unravelling-it is very much designed to be handled!
There are six pages, not including the front cover entitled 'Play' and back cover embellished with lace and embroidery,filled with scrummy tags,handmade using papers,beads,fibres and all manner of stitch and fabrics,tucked into pockets,the sweetest minature embroidered fabric booklet ( see photos-embroidered 'Play,Smile,Laugh,Love ) , even a touch of tricksy freehand embroidery design-and still plenty of space ready for you to add all your precious mementos,letters and photos to create a personal album!
Album measure ROUGHLY 6" square and approx 1" thick.
I'm not sure that my photos do it justice!It is hard to convey the textural appeal of these lovely fabrics. A great deal of care and time was spent creating it and this lovely book is extremely tactile and appealing this would make a wonderful gift filled with mementos from a special occasion,or a fabulous memories journal or scrapbook - it's begging to be crammed full of extras and goodies and could inspire all types of new creativity!
Currently available for sale HERE

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