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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fabric Book Exchange

I've been using my favorite toy--my Brother sewing machine--quite a bit lately and thought I'd share some of the results.  I'm in a small round robin group where we are each creating a few fabric pages for each member's book.  We each chose a theme, and our textiles and images will relate to that theme.

Since I've been watching both Boardwalk Empire and House of Eliot in recent weeks, I was drawn to the 1920's -- the era of jazz, flappers, The Great Gatsby, dancing the Charleston, and Prohibition.  I imagine it as being a fictional girl's journal, with bits of her mementos pressed between the pages.  Hope you enjoy!

(I don't want to overload browsers, so I'll post a few pictures each day from my book.)


This is the front cover.  Her headpiece was the end corner of a vintage lace table runner, and when I held it up I imagined a face beneath it - so I painted one. The Cotton Club was a
very popular club in NYC during this era.








This is the drawstring bag the journal will go into.


Details


The napkin, below right, was a piece of fabric 
I received as a gift from my friend Sox.


11 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Oh Teri! This is just gorgeous and that is the perfect 20's headpiece!! I would love to know how to make one of these books!!

teri said...

Thank you, Janet. Once I got started, I felt kind of addicted...

Caatje said...

Teri, how beautiful! I especially love the bag with the roses on it. Just lovely!

Monica said...

The Housse of Elliot was a fabulous series. we started on "the grand hotel" also a 20s series. just love your journal and bag. My Brother is the best brother a gal can have.!

teri said...

Well now I'll have to go see about renting The Grand Hotel. Fun!

There were large hotels at the Jersey shore, especially in Spring Lake where I used to teach, that were quite popular during that era. The Shoreham and the Essex and Sussex are two that come to mind off hand. They had large ballrooms for eating and dancing. Beautiful.

Thauna said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! That is amazing! Beautiful. How did you make those roses? I love them! I love all the details.

Aimeslee said...

Wow, so beautiful, Teri! You are really venturing out to different mediums this year. You go girl! xoxo

jgr said...

Teri, this is beautiful! You are SO talented. Thank you for your comment :-)

Lisa said...

That's gorgeous, Teri!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Wow! Teri, this is brilliant! What a talented artist you are. I can feel a strong creative spirit here...and what a great platform to share it all. I wish I lived close by to share in all these great ideas!

Thanks for you note, so glad you met Jean...the only thing that is left is for us to meet one day. I look forward to it!1

Best wishes for a wonderfully creative week Teri!

Jeanne xx

Holli said...

I love the 1920's so I'm really enjoying these posts!!