Thursday, 3 April 2014

Travelling Books

A brilliant idea from the Embroiderers' Guild, our branch has set up two groups and we have completed our first exchange of work.
The idea is that all participants create a sketchbook and start it off with a piece of embroidery and it's starting point or inspiration. At each subsequent meeting the book is passed to the next person in the group who then adds their own piece of embroidery and inspiration. A great excuse to keep the creative juices flowing and try out techniques in a small way. A little bit like the CQ Journal Quilts but with sharing work at its heart.
I decided to try to create a layered piece of work and completed the Rust inspired piece I blogged about earlier.

I created a piece of coloured and distressed lutrador for my cover, all done on the machine.

Here is my completed starter piece.

I now have a lovely small book for this month and I'm beginning to think about what I might try this month. More of this later.


  1. We're doing this too. It's a great idea.

  2. I love this idea. Just another of your great ideas to pass on to our group!