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.

1 comment:

Chayna said...

Love the hand-dyed fabric and the embroidered piece attached. I'm jealous you got to do a workshop with Robin Atkins!