Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year

It has been so long since I posted and even longer since I updated my website. I have done a bit of an update tonight although there is heaps more to do and somehow it isn't working quite how I'd like it.
I have no idea where 2014 went but here we are in 2015.
After cogitating for nearly six months I made a book in the last week in December. The inspiration was a visit to the Tilburg Textile Museum. While we were there an attendant demonstrated making a glove on a knitting machine, it took less than a minute to make a bright pink glove. An what do you do with one pink glove, incorporate it into a book of course! I made two concertinas, a tiny one with a picture of my partner holding up the glove that fits into the glove and another larger one that spells out Tilly Textile hidden in photos from around the museum. It seemed appropriate to include some fabric and I was lucky enough to find some gingham that was almost the same colour as the glove so I used that to back the images and had enough left over to make a bag to hold the book. The paper I printed on was made from recycled mount board, recycled hanji and cotton linter with fine silver glitter (left over from the books I made for Papermakers of Victoria Christmas book swap.
Christmas book when closed reads 25 Ornament book

Tilly Textile 2014