I knew right off that I wanted to make one of the books dark, and it came together virtually by itself once I'd pulled scraps of discharged fabric to use. For those who might not know, to discharge means to remove color from fabric, usually commercial black fabric.
There's a lot of free motion quilting here. All of the fabric is of my own design, except for the three small pieces of genuine mud cloth on the inner pages. Plus, I was able to use some trinkets I'd been saving for many years ~ it's always nice to use up stuff you already have on hand.
Silvers of light shine
On nuanced panes of darkness
Diving deep in thought
The Thread That Weaves is a terrific class...highly recommended. I learned a lot about putting disparate elements together, especially scraps and leftovers, and creating something new and exciting. So goes mixed media.