Monday, 8 February 2010

Chapter 11 Embroidered Panel

My Embroidered panels are the outside covers of a Star book that contain black and white family photographs.

I made 2 pieces of paper approximately 7 x 9 inches with a piece of drawn thread fabric embedded into it.

When dried I embroidered the strands left in the fabric in pink and green threads.  Then I covered metal washers with the same threads and attached them down one side.


Front cover

Back cover 

I coloured scrim in matching pink and green, cut it up into small strips and attached them to a piece of rug making canvas for the spine.

Rag rugged spine


Covers and spine before attaching to rest of star book


 Covers and spine attached



Finished Star book 

I scanned family photographs and printed them before attaching them with photograph corners to the first piece of cartridge paper.  I cut windows out of the other two pieces of cartridge paper before making up the Star Book.


Sandy said...

Very nice. My star book looks ordinary now.

Hazel said...

delicious! looks good enough to eat