Altered Books, Fabric Collage

Well those of you in the UK will understand when I say we are still awaiting the arrival of flaming June. What a wet and cold week it’s been. Still, the garden is well watered and we’ve been dodging the downpours to get the last of the planting done. The friendly annual race to see who can ripen the first tomato is on!

My garden is looking quite nice, but it’s not a patch on this nearby field! What an amazing sight it is. Honestly, my photography cannot do it justice. It’s been a while since I made a poppy quilt, after seeing this maybe another one is on the cards! Don’t you just love how the intensity of the red increases as the flowers are pinched together towards the horizon?

New Video Workshop – Inspired by Nature: Fabric Collage

The poppy field would be the perfect inspirational source to work from for today’s video workshop. Following on from last week, see how Linda is interpreting her nature study into fabric. She’ll work from the sketchbook page and photographic source to select fabrics and build a collage using opaque and transparent materials. Additions of machine and hand stitching will secure the fabric and further enhance the surface with mark making and texture.
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Free Video – Altered Book Flip Through: Art is Food

Take a look at the Altered Book section of the website today and you’ll find a new free video to enjoy. We’ve added a flip-through of Linda’s altered book Art is Food.

This book is featured in Friday Night Fix – Altered Book, a series of workshops that we made covering lots of processes and techniques for altered books. You can find them available as an archive collection, perfect if you fancy a mini course on making your own altered book to a theme. Read all about the workshops here.

Thank you for reading our newsletter this week. We’ll be back again soon with more.

Love Linda and Laura xx