When I posted about ''the white book'' earlier this week I was completely shocked with the response, the positive response. Thank you so much. The most asked question last week was 'is it for sale'? It's not sorry, it's for me. What normally happens with my artist books is I make them, I sell them, I don't allow myself to fall in love with them as they are going to be for sale before I even begin. That one however was always going to be for me. I have fallen completely in love with it and couldn't part with it for anything.
But....I had a thought...yes, I have those sometimes. Make more for all those who have asked. I don't mean I am taking orders or accepting commissions, rather I am working on these just to have some 'available'. Having said that, don't hold your breath. These are tiny, three inch by three inch pages and in theory should come together quickly...in theory. Thing is I can't rush these, I can't rush the bigger ones and I can't rush these either. I could never work in 'production line mode' churning things out quickly, after the quick sale. I can't chase the money, won't ever chase the money because embroidery means more to me than that.
So, the first one is here. It's not complete but as I said...rushing isn't going to figure anywhere in this. I did think about explaining to you how amazing I find working on these but I don't think I have the words, am unable to express just how much of a joy it is to compose these little pages with embroidered scraps. Hopefully the images illustrate that in a small way.
The following images and very short video are of the pre book stage, the search through my stash and the creation of lace, paper and stitched surfaces to embellish with hand embroidery and use on these tiny pages.