The eco dying was led by Elizabeth Bunsen and we were all amazed at the results of the day. The second day was led by Orly Avineri and we put all those pieces to good use. We were challenged to make something wearable for lunch that day and I put together this little medicine type pouch. There is a stained tea bag over the Hibiscus tea stained paper stitched on the sides and bottom to make a little pocket. The little heart is a copy of my grandmother's handwriting stained with paint.
Here is the other side started with black gesso. It has paint, collage of paper and silk using some of the eco dyed pieces as well as one of my old wood block prints. Very interesting and I'm liking what is happening but what do I do with it now?
Refold it into a book cover! This is the front with a narrow flap folded over from the back on the right side. I loved this idea as soon as I folded it into this shape. I really like the little peek a boo corners from the inside showing.
Here is the back when folded. I am not sure how this will develop as I work more in the inside to make it richer and then what pages of who knows what will go inside but I am ready when the time come to continue the journey.
Book size 10.5" x 13.5"
Open 10.5" x 21"