I made a fabric ‘book’ following a class with Joanna Pierotti. I am not sure if it still qualifies as a book, or whether it’s a soft sculpture.
Either way, it’s pretty outrageous. I just love all that lace and fabrics and stuff, sticking out everywhere.
It starts with an altered mirror, created from scratch, with lots of soldering on copper sheeting.
The binding is an interesting adaptation. Most pages are designed as ‘pockets’, but since I don’t have stunning ideas of what to put in the pockets, a lot of them are just displaying lace and baby clothes.
Since pictures are worth a thousand words, here goes. Lots of photos.
Here’s the spine, and the binding method:
This is a real nest that came with me all the way from Canada:
This beautiful pink purse on the right page was made by my sister. Joanna suggested this way to incorporate it into my book. Now, it’s a pocket in the fold, plus inside the zipper at the top, as its original purpose.
And a glove on the left page, with a pair of sweet ice skates for a doll, gifted by my dear friend Liz.
The back cover, also based on altering a mirror.
That’s about as outrageous as I’ve ever made a book/sculpture, and I had a ball. I will be making many others, I just love the process. I purchased some antique christening gowns, and lots of antique lace, just for this purpose. Needed an excuse, you know…