21 September 2011

New challenge - using a book

Not sure whether to call this altered book or not.

Anyway. for those following (and gave up on us) we got caught up in the exhibition Whatever Floats Your Boat by Thames Valley Contemporary Quilt at the Slough Museum. So, we didn't spend much time together talking about anything else!
but now we are hoping to do something for us again, and we are looking at the idea of using a book in some way.

So, this week I have been investigating Book Sculptures. I frequently follow links admiring this sort of work. So I googled the phrase "how to make book sculptures." through that got an idea of what I might like to attempt. You should try it, very interesting things going on out there.

Then I had a look at the rescued books I have picked up here and there.

I have used a bit of this book about writing letters before. So, I decided to combine that with something else I am interested in...Letters from Illuminated Manuscripts or at least from books from the Middle Ages.

At this point I am thinking of using these letters with the writing letters book. They seem to want to go together. I am going to combine some letters to create the ones needed to complete the modern alphabet.

I am not sure if we are meant to use stitch, too. But once I get going, I can work that in.

PS I saved the pages about how to address letters to Royalty! I might need it. HA! well, they might want to be in their own piece.

1 comment:

Vera said...

It seems to be an interesting challenge! We had a similar challenge last spring, you will find my quilt dated 2 MAR 2012 on http://veriquilt.blogspot.se