Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Need for Notes

Notebooks are a lot of fun to make.  I mean the ones you make from scratch, with paper and card.  Once you've sewn paper pages together and cut your bits of heavy card for the base of your cover it's just a case of choosing which technique you want to play with for the top of the cover.  I made these two by bondaweb-ing fibres from mulberry bark and small pieces of torn scrim onto calico, adding some machine stitching and painting over the whole lot with metallic acrylic paints.  The finishing touches are a few hand stitches and some beading.

Why do I need more notebooks?  Because the dreaded Poetry section of A215 is finally ended and its TMA submitted so now I can move on to the Life Writing section, which should be a lot more fun and will undoubtedly call for the use of shiny new notebooks!


  1. Hi - I took A215 last year...and loved every minute of it. Now on Advanced Creative Writing it is not quite so 'jolly'...but I am plodding on with the studying and this afternoon will write a Sestina poem! Nothing is straightforward is it?!

    Love your notebooks - I just finished a tiny fabric journal full of my Haiku poetry!

    Happy Stitching - Jill

  2. Hi Naida,

    Wow i love your notebooks, the colours and textures are fab.
    Thank you so much for visiting and following me on my blog.
    Good luck with the blog giveaway

    Gill x

    1. Thanks Gill,
      I have all my fingers and toes crossed!

  3. I'm sure they'll be filled with lots of lovely words!
    Thanks for your nice note!

  4. Thanks for visiting Monica. I've not yet learned to be as free with my design ideas as you, but I'm hoping to find a way.