Monday, November 08, 2010

Hours to go before I'm home!

picture 1.
I have spent a lot of hours so far and made some progress toward the finished item but it is taking far longer than I thought and I'm not sure I like it.
Picture 1. shows the inside cover.It is pelmet vilene which has been coloured ,stamped and collaged with seed packet fragments.Then I withdrew threads from dyed scrim and attached with bondaweb over the top.




picture 2.

This picture shows the front of the concertina.I cut the fabrics I made into strips before bonding to some vilene.The pelmet vilene was far too stiff to pleat so I used a lighter weight.
















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This is the back of the concertina,strips of dyed scrim as on the front inside covers.It was bonded then stitched through the pleats and through all layers to ensure it was all well attached.














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One method of creating the letter pages,stitching over dissolvable fabric.Others are made from paper and scrim.
















picture 5.
This shows what I have done so far.....it is all held with pins at the moment.
 I have left the threads hanging as it is reminiscent of roots from seedlings.I have more to do  as I 've not even got to the outside covers and have to add seeds ,handstitching and figure out how to keep it all together.

I'm not certain I like the busyness of it all ,think I preferred the simplicity of the original mock-up.

4 comments:

Fibrenell said...

I appreciate your comment about the "busy-ness" of the pieces but it looks like it's coming together really well. Keep going, Jen

artymess said...

Looks great to me ....x

Maggie said...

What a lot of work you've put in, I'm sure you won't feel it's busy when it takes shape. I'm desperately trying to plan mine at the moment but finding it difficult!

JaneO said...

I like the way you have included the ends as roots. Keep working,I'm sure you will resolve it.