Saturday, November 17, 2012

Coasting in Neutral

The last of my Fiberactions "neutral" challenges, this 6 x 9.5 inch book is discharged linen with digital images printed on muslin.  The images are paper collages of mine, most were black and white to begin with, two I color-desaturated before printing.

The images are on the front sides of pages, only.  The quilting shows through on the backs.  And I used no interfacing or stiffener (except a wee amount of Mistyfuse to hold the images down before quilting).  So this book is floppy.

It is bound with 2 strands of pearl cotton in a 5-hole pamphlet stitch.  The beads on the ends of the binding thread are labradorite.

Regarding the colophon above, I printed it on the piece of fabric underneath what you see, then quilted over it with the fabric added to the back of the book.  So it was difficult to read.  I reprinted the colophon and fused it over the original.

Each fabric book I've made thus far has been constructed differently, so I can try out materials and methods.

Have a great weekend!


Jeannie said...

I love that each book has its own personality. The prints of your collages are wonderful and look fantastic on the discharged cloth. Happy weekending to you!

Valerie Kamikubo said...

These books are fabulous! I've really enjoyed them!

Judy said...

Another masterpiece Connie!


susan christensen said...

I love all three, Connie - nice tha you could use buttons you've been holding onto for so many years. The second book is my favorite I think. Also like your blog makeover. Xxoo - sus

Emma said...

Beautiful books, here & the last post. How I'd love to pick them up & hold them !

Jan said...

What Emma said.

PatriciaG said...

I googled 5 hole pamphlet stitch for a book I'm finishing up soon and I ended up here DROOLING DROOLING DROOLING over the beauty of this book . WOW!