Tuesday, January 5, 2010
From Bead Embroidered to Book
I took a bead embroidery class from Master beader, Robin Atkins. The beaded portion shows a few of the new stitches I learned in class. The beaded portion in the upper center began the feeling of a sea mount and soon the piece turned into a beach-type scene complete with small turtles, fish bones and found piece of shell. The cloth is hand dyed and backed with acid free board. I created the book with a cut out for the embroidery. The binding features a coptic chain stitch. The paper on the cover is recycled from a SMOCA watercolor poster.