The medium is the message!
My sampler book illustrates and describes aspects of my processes for eco dyeing and printing on fabric and paper. Dye printed fabrics and papers make up both form and content of the book.
Now my sampler “pocket” book has its covers, endpapers, “flags”, text, inserts and closure.
Covers are made with dye and paste printed 140 lb watercolour paper (madder, cochineal and logwood)
End papers: Logwood paste paper, embossed with a wood block:
“Flags” made from fragments of eco printed and dyed silk samples, inserted into the inner accordion spine by sewing with waxed linen thread:
An array of eco dyed silk flags printed with madder, logwood and cochineal:
Last looks at my newest toy!
Inside the book showing paste paper pockets, sewn signatures, eco dyed/printed silk flags and paper inserts:
And the outside of the book, showing covers, ties and madder-printed accordion spine:
Next posts: Stash Busting!
1. Back to the textile stash! I am recovering a chair with my collection of needlepoint canvases from the sallyann.
2. And a new Artist Book about my stash of rust printed papers, linens and cottons