9/5/06

Egg Fabric Book






This fabric book was a labor of love. "And if I try to taste and understand this delicate flavor that contains the secret of the world, it is again myself that I find at the heart of the universe." Camus. The base is muslin with cotton batting and I added many hand-dyed and funky fabrics in the shape of eggs. The cover features many many vintage pearl buttons, a stamped piano key top, an old spelling card and an antique piece of jewelry with twin bluebirds. The tags are gorgeous dyed fabric done by my friend Teresa in Illinois. I've sewn on some marbled silk eggs and penned more of my favorite quotes by Bronte, Gide, Ruskin, Steinbeck, Nietzsche and others: "There is no wealth but life," "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music," "We don't take the trip; the trip takes us," "Am I a man dreaming I'm a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?" "Do not think your truth can be found in anyone else," "Dreams...altered the color of my mind," and "Who catches the joy as it flies lives in eternity's sunrise." Then the embellishment went wild. I particularly enjoyed using some of my most treasured buttons rescued from the depths of the vintage pile. As I have given all my other fabric books away, this one is special. It's just for ME!

3 comments:

  1. If I were to make something JUST FOR ME, it would definitely feature a Camus quote. He makes me feel fuzzy and hopeful.

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  2. Really incredible book! The photos just make me want to reach out and touch the pages.

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  3. Oh my - it is fantastic! I wish I could see it in person!

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