Monday, November 16, 2009
AEDM Day 16
Once again, I am avoiding some projects that have deadlines in order to have fun and explore! I got such positive comments about the bookmarks that I decided to make another batch of paper-cloth in order to make more. The library where I work has a holiday sale every year, selling slightly used and new books at great prices. I thought I might donate some bookmarks and see how they are received. This is the latest paper-cloth, which I learned from an article by Kelli Nina Perkins in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (May/June 2009, issue 24). This time I stamped some white snowflakes onto the tissue paper before tearing it up, and I layered it on a fabric that was already a pale lavender. After the glue wash was dry, I added some scraps of dotted swiss, curtain lace, and other sheer fabrics. Next, I will make a quilt sandwich and do some machine stitching all over it to make sure everything is well attached. Then I'll cut it into bookmark-size strips and add embellishments and words. I'll bind them with a zig-zag stitch, yarn or cording. Even though it seems like a lot of steps for something I'll be giving away, it's nice to have a bunch of small projects to work on when I only have a few minutes, or I'm just too tired to tackle one of my more ambitious projects.