Friday, February 09, 2007
The lost page.
Some time ago I took part in a page swap with a wonderful Australian group. About 16 of us had a book each with our own individual subject and everyone made a page for the book. The book was passed from one to another, but unfortunately one book was lost in transit and the topic for this book was Regenerate and Recycle. We all promised to make another page to replace the lost ones. Cathy chose this subject for her book because the tragic Tsunami had just taken place. If you look carefully you can see the wave.
I decided to use recycling very literally as we all had Jumble Sales, Sales of Work and Coffee Mornings to collect money to help the survivors.
This has not photographed well and it looks very bitsy, but I am very pleased with it. I used the Embellisher to felt some silky material which was a skirt bought at a charity shop. I thought these colours were suitable for the connection with Thailand and it's lovely people. The base was our old friend the Nappy Liner, which gave a very soft fabric. I had digitized some coffee cups for the lost page and seem to have misplaced them, so I digitized some more with my Artista software and stitched the cups over the embellished fabric. I then felted the piece once more onto a purple piece of felt.