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a textile journal

March 3, 2012

I’ve been working on a journal to take to Japan

starting with  techniques I’ve done before

a woven shibori cover dyed with cochineal and indigo




fabric signature covers backed with double-sided iron-on interfacing and mulberry paper. Using old dye samples;  on the left, a linen napkin, stencil resisted with rice paste and dyed with woad. On the right, block resisted shibori, indigo dyed.




more shibori and on the right my tsutsugaki, rice paste squeezed from a tube creating a free-hand design

then some vellum pages, I like the transparency.




   grand daughter’s art work, using pastel dye sticks, on old sheeting.




using a commercial envelope I cut out and folded 2 envelopes to stitch into the pages and glued them after the stitching, I used the pattern (red) envelope, too.



and finally some old Japanese street maps and graph paper


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2012 12:10 am

    Darling Jean, I am not suprprised by the beauty of your journal, or that it is far superior to the one that I have prepared (after all mine is only a cover for a commercial book).
    I see that your grandaughter is very talented, must take it from her Granma?


  2. March 4, 2012 5:31 pm

    i love how you have made this journal special, with translucent pages and reminders of loved children and samples of the work of your own hands, too. wonderful, yet not so precious you can’t touch!


  3. Lorraine Oh permalink
    March 5, 2012 9:55 pm

    What a beautiful journal, Jean! Have a good time in Japan.


  4. March 6, 2012 12:27 am

    the journal is wonderful, but the fabrics,ohh those fabrics!


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