Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Little Stained and Stitched Sample Book


I thought a little sample book of stains and stitches might be nice.


With a torn and stitched strip for a spine, and a thin crocheted band for a handle.


Bits and pieces,


stitches here and there.


Swirls and X's


over pretty colored staines and beeswax infused fibers.


One typed word,


To focus my thoughts.


Seed and fish bone stitches,


and lovely frayed edges


And that's enough.

xo


14 comments:

Brenda said...

fun! what are you going to do with it? or is that the wrong question?

Victoria said...

Brenda, ha! I don't think that there are any wrong questions! As for the book, I think that I will just hang it on a wall, or sit it on a shelf, and just let it be what it is!

Clare Wassermann said...

it's lovely - reminder to just "be" sometimes, not to be always "doing" we are human beings not human doings. i also love the frayed soft edges. comforting and gently. nothing harsh about this. peaceful.
namaste!

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun and creative idea!

Venus de Hilo said...

Lovely! Everything you do is so inspiring... feeling the urge to put seed stitches on something now...

meli B said...

Every page prints a 1000 words - beautiful!

sallgood said...

Love it! Colors, textures, stitches.

bohemiannie! art said...

oh, it's MORE than enough. i LOVE this book!

patty a. said...

What a lovely little treasure! Each page holds a story and a warmth. Thanks for sharing.

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful!

libbyquilter said...

as usual i'm totally captivated by your lovely simple style.
this is amazing~!

:-)
libbyQ

Karin på Ösäter said...

So simply lovely! That is a great idea for kids to work with! I will steel your idea and share it with some of me dear kids if that is okay?

Hugs from Sweden// Karin på Ösäter

textilainslag said...

What a lovely little book!

Avalanche Looms / Susan Johnson said...

Making textile sample books is so good. Louise Bourgeois beautiful books,and the Japanese weave, and dye sample books give me goose bumps. Yours is very fine. I'm working on a rag weave one