A Daily Blog on Textile and Garden Adventures

24. Nov, 2020

I had to cut back the page of the foldout so that it sat within the journal. I wanted to make it the same width as the other pages plus reinforce the join so I hand stitched this lovely piece of lace with contrasting cross stitch up the middle. This is the nice thing about journals - you can discover interesting things to add into them. My stitches were not done in a systematic way and I thought I might have to cover them but then I liked the random nature of how they looked so I have just left them. You will note that I used water colours on the background of some of the eco prints on these pages. I think I might have overdone the right hand page with the blue being a little darker than I imagined but it is a design feature now.

23. Nov, 2020

Or maybe this is what Gregory Wilkins calls Embracing your mistakes. This method of this handmade journal stitches the signatures together but the front and back pages are glued into the cover. I used PVA glue to do this and while I thought I had a thin even coverage the page buckled quite badly. - it could have had something to do with the paper used To cover up my error I have used this pretty envelope from a writing set that a friend gave me from my last birthday (if yo ulook carefully you will see it is called "Carol's Rose Garden" and I glue stick attached it over the buckled pages so I now have an interesting little pocket to put something in. I thing used a blue butterfly stamp across the edge to hel integrate it onto the page. Now it is one of the pages I like the most

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