Newspaper faux chenille book by Jen Henley
My happiness is now complete - someone has sent some of their own work to me to show you - well done Jen!!! Wonderful though all my samples are, it is much more interesting to see what other people do with these techniques.
This is the email Jen sent -
Love your Facebook page. Re your post about faux chenille, I have attached some photos inspired by you. Love your new book and the faux chenille with newspaper really appealed.
I had a stash of newspaper used for ironing off soya from fabric. It had been painted with Koh-i-Noor (using a wide brush and the whole palette, lovely mucky colour). Followed your instructions and machined the newspaper onto a base of painted Vilene Spunbond/Lutradur that I had lying around. Was ecstatic with the finished piece and turned it into a book cover, using faggoting stitch to join the edges of the spine with a natural linen thread. Decided that the book needed home made paper so made a batch of coloured paper to tone with the cover...then added to each page strips of some paper I made a few years ago. Stitched the signature to the spine using a three hole pamphlet stitch.
If you like what you see then feel free to post it on blog/Facebook/website.
This is what I was hoping this blog would be about - you sharing your samples and ideas.
I think you will agree that the book is stunning and very beautifully finished.
I have just received word that my workshops for the Fiber Festival Alaska in March are filling up fast so I had better get on with my American visa and start checking out flights. Wow!! Alaska - amazing, I'm very excited. It is going to be horribly tight time wise with the Fashion and Embroidery Show and my Australia/New Zealand trip - but a girls got to do what a girls go to do . . .