Tuesday, May 24, 2011

#15. Margaret Garrood: little book swap!

From Essex, UK, we have 4 beautiful and unusual books for the swap, plus an extra one for me from Margaret Garrood -so wonderful! She describes how she created them on her blog, LibertyBelle. Her book covers are made with painted craft vilene, which I believe is a water soluble stabalizer. Let me show you!!
Such beautiful covers! The beading is gorgeous.

Inside, the pages are painted with Koh-i-noor dyes and hand stitched.


Here is another cover . . . Margaret writes more about
making her books in another post here.

Beautiful! Thank you so much, Margaret.

8 comments:

craftattack said...

I am slowly running out of ohs and ahs and wows to use! Just fantastic again, love the beading! Hugs, Valerie

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Margaret .. so beautiful. Love the colour and the vibrancy of it all. hugs, Donna

Catherine L. Mommsen said...

So many lovely things to look at, but the beading and embroidery in these books really caught my eye. What lovely, meticulous attention to detail. Beautiful work. I have to go visit Margaret's blog now to see what other pretty ideas she's been working with.

Nancy said...

Lovely, lovely! Can you stand receiving and handling all these wonderful little books? So exciting.

Anonymous said...

These are just wonderful. The beading adds the icing on the book (cake) LOL... Enjoying all the great creative books sent in. Jo~Ann

Cat said...

Wow, they are all so pretty, love the beads & stitchery!

Terri said...

Margaret has really done a fab job creating these wonders. So colorful and she even hand stitched the pages! It is so inspiring to see all the different ways people make books!
Hugs,
Terri

Linda said...

my mouth dropped when I saw these-exquisite!!!

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