Thursday, January 18, 2018

gone and done it...



well, i did it... bought myself a new laptop and am pleased to say, just getting the photos imported, edited and then on to here was lickety-split

easy as pie...

my old laptop is 10 1/2 years old and though it's a gem and i love it, slow doesn't come close to describing how it deals with certain tasks like loading web pages and dealing with images

what a treat!

in honour of that, here are sixteen or so images of my latest body of work

this is my artist's book, made over a few classes i took with karen ruane


there are just six folded pages but they are so crammed full of bits of stitching that i had to make the spine about 3" thick

in order to facilitate the flipping through of the pages i thought i would try a "bent" spine, or "curved" i suppose

the pages are sewn into the book in groups of two, so three signatures


there is a rather large gap between the groups and i plan to add some kind of detail into those spaces... just mulling it over for now


I do love how it looks from above...


here's a page-by-page tour...


gathered lace sewn to a curved page


crossings of fabric, lace and stitch


strung beads


french knot squares


padded applique


a pocket with a tiny book


a stitched flower


a decorative tube with lace pulled through


a game of x's and o's


a circle of tiny brass staples and embroidery with a layered flower of tissue paper collage


scrim lace


and another tube, this one with gimp

there is still more that can be added to these pages, anytime the mood strikes... the story doesn't have to end here...

17 comments:

Createology said...

My Dear Jillayne you have made my heart skip a beat with JOY at seeing your delightful little hand crafted book of delicious hand sewn pages with laces, threads, beads and buttons. You always create the most amazing heirlooms. JOYful January...<3

Phyllis Brandon said...

This is just beautiful. I have been wanting to create something similar for myself but just don't know where to begin!

Bernapatch said...

Magnifique !

Rachel said...

Delightful indeed. Full of lovely details!

Elizabeth said...

It looks wonderful, Jillayne and is very, very gorgeous handmade book!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is absolutely beautiful & precious! I have to tell you my favorite page is the one of the strung beads, it looks like a quaint and lovely old storefront to me.

As always dear Jillayne your work inspires me. Keep creating your beautiful bits and pieces. They bless my heart.

FlowerLady

jenclair said...

What a treasure! I'm in awe of the beauty and creative detail!

susan hemann said...

what a lovely book!

Karen B. said...

Oh my dear Jillayne,
it is just so beautiful! Every single page is so lovely!
Hugs,
Karen B.

Wendy said...

your book is beautiful! so delicate and yet so full of detail

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Beautiful work. You should be very proud of this book. Such a treasure!

gracie said...

Your creations are so beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh. I could look at these pictures all day and see something new with every look. You must be so pleased with this!! A piece of art worthy of display in the finest art gallery.

Karen Ruane said...

wonderful, divine, exquisite, incredible, beautiful......you get my drift!!

Deb said...

You book is simply stunning, each page is a delight to the eye, those strung beads capture the imagination and those laces make you want to reach into the monitor to feel them. You are such an inspiration.

Laura said...

Congrats on your new toy! Well deserved!!

Marj Talbot said...

Crossings of fabric lace and stitch, the stitched flower - absolutely beautiful.
Could look at your stitching forever - so well done!!! Thanks for sharing.