Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Haiku Quilt: Paint and Sheers

 Let’s recap: – I decided to make a haiku quilt, as explained in “Art Quilt Maps,” by Valerie Goodwin. – I wrote a haiku about a favorite twisting country road. Rolling hills of green Trees right up next to the road Quiet dappled light – I began working on the background.  Using my usual collage […]

Haiku Quilt: Collaging and Hand Stitching

As I mentioned in my last post, I was very anxious to get started on a small haiku quilt, as explained in Valerie Goodwin’s book “Art Quilt Maps.”  Per her instructions, I had written a haiku about a favorite twisting country road. Following some of Valerie’s examples, I decided to visually divide my haiku into […]

New Video: How to Make an Accordion Book

Making a simple accordion book is very easy.  I show you how to do it in my latest video. In addition to a no-measuring way to make the basic structure, I show you had to add both hand and machine stitching to your project. These little books are quick and fun.  I hope you’ll check out […]

Accordion Book Sample

I’m currently editing my next video, which shows how to create a simple accordion book.  I thought you’d enjoy seeing a sneak peak of some of the screen shots. Click any image for a larger view These mixed media books are so fast and easy that they’re almost addicting. I think both hand and machine […]

First Video Online!

Woohoo!  My first video is finally online!  It’s about a fun little mixed media book.  I hope you’ll take a look.   I’ve decided to call my video series Adventure Quilt Works, (a name that was suggested by a former student.)  What do you think? What would YOU like to see me demonstrate or discuss in a […]

Tea Book Finished!

Finally.  I’ve finished the book and I think it’s “tea-riffic!”  (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Click any image for a larger view  All the black writing and drawings are on clear acetate, which form partial overlays on each interior page.  I photographed them at angle to avoid glare. In addition to glued fabric collage, most pages include either […]

Tea Book: Three Steps Forward

You know what comes next:  2 steps back. I tend to frequently tackle new technical challenges, and they don’t always turn out as I had hoped.  Such is the case with the mixed media tea book I’m working on. This was the plan:  an accordion book on heavy paper, with partial fabric collages.  Overlaid would […]

Challenge: Mixed Media Art Book

I recently challenged my fiber art group to make mixed media art books.  Although I’m pretty new to this myself, I’m really intrigued by the creative possibilities they provide!  One way to make such books is to alter an existing book.  That’s what I’ve done on the two I’ve created thus far.  My first altered […]

Mixed Media Book Art

For quite some time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a mixed media art book.  When my friend gave me a blank journal book, I decided to alter it and to see where it lead. My initial decision was to change the interior, gluing all the pages together.  But first, I cut a “window” […]