Fabric journal Round Robin

Here are my pages for the fabric journal Round Robin. The theme is Vintage lace. I picked “A young woman in Paris”.

My great-grand mother was a hat-maker in Paris around the turn of the century, and it seemed a fitting theme for this vintage lace.

Here is the front cover:


The inside front cover:CIMG4988

I made a tag to explain my theme, with a picture of my own great-grand-mother:


We were to make the covers, and one set of pages, front and back. Our journals will travel around the US and to Australia, so we didn’t bind our pages to keep the weight to a minimum. These are my pages:



This is the inside of the back cover:


This is the back cover.


Can you tell that this is going to be a gorgeous Round Robin. All the artists involved are amazing. I cannot wait to see what they’ll do in my book.

And I so look forward to working in their books. Some of the other themes are: “A stitch in time”, “Vintage Gypsy”, “couples”, and more.

Bead embroidery

Here’s the latest. It was supposed to be a bracelet, but that was a bit too immense for my taste, so I stopped and turned it into… I’m not sure what it will be. Maybe a decoration for the flap of a hobo bag.



Another bracelet plus fabric book in progress

I have just completed another bracelet. This one took a while, you can just see why. It’s a stunner though. CIMG4932

CIMG4936  I mounted it on a brass cuff, I like it much better than with a hook and eye.

I also made a little pendant, very Renaissance. I’ve just been told I’m the epitomy of the Renaissance woman. So that seems fitting.



Speaking of Renaissance, I’m more involved with the Middle Ages at the moment, making a Book of Hours.

Here’s a preview. The book is not bound yet, I’m still working in it:



I’m going to do more embroidery. And who knows what else?

Thanks for visiting.