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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lace Book in Progress

Happy Saturday EveryOne!

I thought I would pop in and share my work table.
You know how over the summer I dyed vintage textiles?

and I have collected a few more...

(gosh I just love finding bits of this and that linens!)

I have been an admirer of the collaged lace book
that artist have been sharing online...
 ...two of the many wonderful artists are
They inspired me to begin my own vintage lace collage book. 
 (I love both these lovely ladies!)

 and...while poking around a book store I had a lucky find...

Amazon link
Traci Lyn Huskamp of Red Door Studios wrote this book.
I did not know Tracie before, but after reading her book,
I can say she is a joyful soul!
 Her book fit right in with my own love of nature and art,
and my dreams of vintage lace books.

Tracie's artwork is truly lovely, 
you can visit her blog Red Door Studios  and see.
I love how she paints birds.
and I believe she has a calendar out this year.
Yay for her!


I got started making the substrate book first...
(there are so many different ways to do a book!)

I still have to stop myself from cringing when I cut into vintage textiles...do you?

I found I was moving around many ideas
before I came to a final composition for the cover.
I also realize now that I should have planned the cover,
but maybe saved creating it for last, as it is bulky.

 (this is a bit brighter blue than it is)
This is where I am so far with the cover.
I am still musing over it while I begin to lay out the interior.

The theme is Renew.

Thank you for stopping by!
...now back to putzing around : )



Marjanne said...

ooo Terri, this is going to be something wonderful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm loving the colour you dyed your lace! Such a pretty blue. Cutting into vintage linens used to scare me but after I did it a few times I lost the fear and came to the decision that actually USING them is far better than having them stored in a drawer somewhere.

Snap said...

Beautiful, Terri! Keep Putzing!

Unknown said...

absolutely stunning - I must try and find that book

Anonymous said...

Putzing is good.......your book is coming along nicely!
I have one of Tracy's calendars for 2013 and am going to order next years soon. They are stunning!
I'll be checking in to see your progress on your journal. It's SO you!

Bernideen said...

That is really coming together beautifully! Vintage incredible!

Melanie said...


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It already looks gorgeous, Terri.
Swoon. Have a lovely Sunday.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! LOVING all that lace!!!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

lindo lindo..tudo lindo
amo vintage!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks lovely and so delicate.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

je me suis offert un sac de chez Suzy
je le montrerais sur un prochain billet , il est trop beau
j'aime ce style retro avec plein de dentelle , de perles ,de broderies
vous nous le montrerais une fois fini ????
edith (iris) France

Christine LeFever said...

All beautiful! I too am enjoying making vintage fabric collages. Thank you for sharing that wonderful book! Because of your post, I just bought it on my Kindle. I'm looking forward to reading it and of course, I'm very excited in seeing your finished beautiful collage book.

Frieda Oxenham said...

I so recogize that feeling of not wanting to cut into such treasures but when you're making something so beautiful it's definitely worth it. Can't wait to see how this lovely project will develop!

Frieda Oxenham said...

I so recogize that feeling of not wanting to cut into such treasures but when you're making something so beautiful it's definitely worth it. Can't wait to see how this lovely project will develop!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,-ohhhh it is so amazingly beautiful, I LOVE what you already did, and what you started on... those pages are SOOO beautiful, and all the laces and old bits ,will be a most wonderful part of it. I really can`t wait to see it finished .
The book I already have, found it once on Amazon, and bought it right away,-it is still a favorite of mine.
Hope you are all well, dear friend.

Angelique said...

I've been planning to make a lace book. They are so beautiful. Yours is going to be gorgeous.

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Oh I know this is just going to be beautiful! I had not heard of lace books before. These blogs are so informative as if I didn't have enough ideas percolating! Can't wait to see what you do with all those wonderful treasures. xxoo

The Junque Seeker said...

This is going to be a beautiful book, and I look forward to seeing the finished piece! I have that same book of Traci's and am so inspired by her work. I didn't know about the calendars, but will be looking for one today!

Marfi-topia said...

I remember the seafoam green!
It's so perfect for your book.
Can't wait to see the rest of the process.

Flora said...

So Romantic...
I love it :-)
Lovely hugs,

Zaa said...

Hey Terri ...

I love that Aqua blue.. You've obviously thought about beginning this creation for some time as you have everything so wonderfully in order..Can't wait to see your journal.I know it will be sensational.... I, too must take a look around for that book ..Thanks for sharing !!!!!! Hugs

Sande said...

Your book is going to be beautiful.

But as a collector of antique linens the thought of someone cutting them up to make a project makes me ill. But that is my personal thought as I fell the more of these treasures that are cut up on glued onto paper, the less antiques there will be in the years to come for other to cherish. Now if the piece of linen is so damaged or is just bits and pieces left over from the creation of something from years ago, that it can't be used, I have no issue with that.

Can't wait to see the finished project and I love the theme.

Unknown said...

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K J D said...

Sooooo pretty :)

Karen x

Manhattan Mermaid said...

Positively lovely! <3

Victoria said...

Wow..so beautiful..and I love "renew" a very powerful word and such meaning on so many levels!! I am so enchanted by all of your creations...so beautiful! The piece you are working on gave me deja vu in a beautiful spiritual way..it made me think of something special in Italy as a little girl..the color is awesome, the whole piece is stunning and inspiring!

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