Thursday, May 2, 2013

Medieval Garden Fabric and Lace Book Pages

Over the past few months I've been sharing pages I made for the fabric and lace book.  These are the final pages, made for my friend Liz's book. Her theme is medieval gardens, and my pages played around with the idea of love.

The outside page shows a couple entering through a garden gate, with a quote above it that says:  "Back on its golden hinge, the gate of Memory swings, and my heart goes into the garden and walks with the olden things."

The inside left page is a garden scene that opens to display a poem about a young man playing 
the lute to his love.  It was written in the 1500s and I thought it was perfect for the image I was planning to use.  I layered lots of fabrics and metallic lace, and I accented elements on the garden doors with a Viva pearl pen in white.  I love the 3D effect I get with them.

The inside pages show a young man playing the
lute, with a girl seated next to him. I decorated this page with golden lace and embroidered ribbon.  To accentuate the fabric pages, I used a white signo pen on the white flowers and used a bronze Viva pearl pen to give dimension to the oranges in the tree.  

Here's a look inside the doors. I love poetry, and this was a perfect way to share that.  I dyed the flowers (which started out white) using a lavender Tombow brush marker.

And the back cover of this signature is a gardener working his land.  Someone had to get the garden looking good before all that love could happen!


Lisa said...

Love seeing these pages - so creative!

suziqu's thread works said...

Fabulous work Teri! You have certainly found some amazing images so appropriate for Liz's Medieval Garden theme! Love the garden gate opening - such a neat idea! And where did you acquire such lovely fabric like that?
Liz will be thrilled when these pages arrive on her doorstep.
I really appreciate these images rather than the Yahoo ones - I get to see so much more.
Thanks for sharing all your lovely work!
Hugs from here,

Eileen Bellomo said...

These pages are simply gorgeous, Teri!

Janet Ghio said...

These pages are gorgeous and those doors!! WOW!

Holli said...

your work is so beautiful and thoughtful Teri :)

Rita A. said...


reclinerart said...

Beautiful pages Teri.

PlumCat Art said...

Your fabric book is a delight - love the little story, the art and your sewing!
Happy, happy, Mary Ann

Caatje said...

Oooh. Aaaaah. Just beautifully gorgeous!