Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A beautiful new/old book

 I have been reviewing some of my earlier works and finding that sadly, due to weather here, some of the works have foxed in small parts; and for others, the combination of supposedly archival tape with fabric has not been a happy co-existence.

So I have gone about refreshing, renewing and recycling/re-using them in part.

This book is the result of a former book and I am delighted I have been able to use the loveliest parts, and to re-work some of the elements that had gone awry.

I redesigned it to have a beautiful stonehenge grey cover; a kozo fly page and a Fabriano Tiepolo pouch. They are all such beautiful papers and they work so wonderfully together.

Detail of the stitched spine - I love the little bobbles of the crochet cotton

On opening, the soft kozo fly page gives us all a moment to breathe...

The book itself incorporates printmaking, fabric, twigs and original words and calligraphy.

Some details of the loveliness within.

It feels so good to be able to give a sadness a new start, and to create something beautiful out of something that was broken.

'Gleaning' is for sale on my website - $180.00.


  1. as much as I love mending, sometimes it can be discouraging ... so glad you got to revisit your work in such a positive way ... that feathered cloth is a wonder!

    1. Thanks Liz! Some of it had to be scrapped but there were parts worth trying to save. The fabric was affected by the tape, but I was able to rescue it and now it is beautiful again. quiet yay.

  2. (((Fiona))) I love this book, so good to see it reinvented, x fingers it's mine to add to my collection of inspiring art by you & Barrry!!

    1. So, so wonderful that Gleanings will be with you Mo!!! Thank you so much.


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