My Lace Book is home!

6 months ago, I started a lace book Round Robin with 5 other amazing artists. My book went to Australia, thank you Suzy Quaife, you’re a gem, to Alaska to meet Karen, and braved barely sub zero temperatures. It also travelled to WI where Deb found time to do gorgeous work in the middle of many distractions, it also went to Teri in New York, who is born distracted, but created beautiful pages, and last but not least, to Liz in Oregon, where the whole crazy Lacebook scheme was concocted in her studio G. And what a prized work she did in my book.

The RR theme was: Vintage or Victorian lace. My particular take on the theme was: A young woman in Paris.

Our pages travelled loose between the covers, as I suspected the spine would always be too small for the end work.

Look at this delicious edge:

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A bundle of deliciousness for sure:

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Here is how I bound the individual pages, with a stripe of lace on both sides, and some thinner lace to cover the stitches.

The left page is mine, right is Deb.

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This page is from Teri, hand painted, if you please.

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This right page is the BACK of page from Suzy, who, like all the others, did a gorgeous work on the back of the pages. They were too beautiful to cover, so I’ve just added a bit of lace.

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These are the signatures with the lace that binds them together.

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And the front and back covers with the spine, before they were all attached together. I found the pearls at Michaels. I’d bought them to study the attachment, and they were perfect on the spine.

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I will post the individual pages in the next post.

Our next lace book RR is about the Medieval times. I can foresee lots of beautiful velvets and illuminated pages. Yum.

14 comments:

  1. You made a beautiful work! Love the way the laces are put toguether.

    Hugs,


    Daisy Vilela

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  2. That is an absolutely gorgeous book. Watch it even friends will have criminal intent!

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  3. Just a gorgeous book, Sox... I SO want to do a lace book...
    That was really nice too that with 6 artists and you got it back in 6 mos. That is really nice... RR's take far too long sometimes and then some get burned out I think... 6 for 6 is great and I don't know how you would get more pages in your book anyway... Looks pretty full to me!

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  4. Sox - this is just the best... you are/were/and will be such an inspiration always. I don't know how you do it. Your pages and book are gorgeous, of course. And, I am so very thrilled with my fabulous lacebook, too. Hugs and love, Karen (the Alaska collaborator)... Smiles.

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  5. ooh makes you want to touch them!

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  6. Oohlala! Absolutely gorgeous Sox now seeing it completed with your lacey spine and pearls! How have you joined the pearls on the spine?
    You must be so proud of this completed piece of artwork - a definite keepsake! I am so pleased to be involved with creating some pages for you
    too!
    Love Suzy

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  7. I am very proud to have had a part in that beautiful book. It's an absolute treasure, and I'm so happy you included me in this wonderful project.

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  8. Suzy, I sewed the bunch of pearls and chain onto the spine. Teri, and all of my 5 wonderful partners, it was a privilege to have you. And such beautiful work all around. It sure was great fun!

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  9. Oh! My! This scrumptiously complied lace book from various artists' hand made vintage lace pages is gloriously gorgeous!
    What a lovely treasure for you to cherish!
    Wow! Just simply divine!
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  10. the lace work is so inspiring gloriously gorgeous, oh what a joy to have it back home and sit to enjoy the lovely are from all those lovely women it must feel so good at heart

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  11. What great artists you had to work with you and it sure produced a beautiful piece of art. The only artist I know is Susy Q. Could you give the blogs of the other 4 gals so I could look at their work. thank you.

    FredaB

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  12. Absolutely beautiful and so amazing! I am starting to make fabric lace memory books. I am stuck in memory mode so every page has to have at least one memory ....and for my grand daughters. I am blogging about it if you care to check it out. But I would like to ask...how did you bind your pages?
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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