Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday - October 2

After two months I can tell you my fabric book Trees is finished!
The most difficult part was making some nice photo’s and a video.
The front of my cover. I appliquéd the tree to the background and added detached chain stitch leaves. The edge is couched with knitting yarn. I used the same yarn to knit the spine of my book.
The pages are made by members of Stitchin Fingers for the 2012 book page swap. Page 1 is made by Helen in South Africa.
Page 2 is made by Frances in Australia.
Page 3 is made by Teresa in Australia. At the left you can see the pocket with the notes at the backside of the page made by Frances.
Page 4 is made by Trillian in Germany.
Page 5 is made by Vicky in Australia.
The inside of the back cover has a pocket with all letters and cards that accompanied the pages.
You can see me flipping through the pages of my book here.

I wrote about the making of this fabric book on:

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17 comments:

  1. Wat een rijk bezit! Ik vind het heel mooi geworden.

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  2. Jee wat ontzettend mooi ,heb ook even op die sites gekeken ,kijk me ogen uit wat een mooie dingen,

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  3. Annet this is beautiful......so many amazing pages and memories too of the people who made them....wonderful. I love the spine, it's very special. I am going to go and watch your video now.....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  4. Super mooi zeg! het kaft is prachtig, de inhoud ook zeer de moeite waard en wat een slim idee om een zakje erin te maken voor de kaarten.

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  5. What a beautiful team work. Everyone has used colours to a great effect.
    I didn't realise that you had appliquéd the tree to the landscape fabric on the cover - I thought it was embroidered directly.
    Nice to see the video and note all the details you have put into this work of art.

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  6. this is a lovely book, it will bring such memories every time you look at it, not only lovely pages but you have put it together so wonderfully

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  7. What a beautiful piece of work and so many memories of a passion shared by friends around the world. Well don Annet

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  8. What a beautiful book it has turned out to be, it is like a little work of art and a lovely keepsake. I liked the little video, well done!!

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  9. What an absolutely terrific book! Enjoyed watching the video too. I'm currently working on a book of stitched owl pages. Hopefully it will turn out. I liked the pocket at the back too. All wonderfully done.

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  10. What a beautiful and wonderful book, Annet. The trees are perfect - each for itself. I am now going to have a look at the video.

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  11. This is so beautiful! What a lovely project to come together from so many amazing stitchers in such farflung places. Amazing!

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  12. What a nice finish! I love your cover and the knitted back.
    Mine is not yet done but I hope I will fish it this year.

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  13. Wonderful book, Annet. Well done! Beautiful pages for lasting memories.

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  14. Your book is amazing and what a lot of treasured memories are there. it is beautifully finished you can be very proud of this work.

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  15. It's a beautiful book. I've always wondered what people did with the things that they swapped and I think that you've put the pages together beautifully in a way that will keep everything safe but still visible. I love that you've included the letters and cards too.

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  16. This is really lovely! A book seems a wonderful way to save swaps.

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