24. Nov, 2020

Reinforcing the edge of the foldout

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.