Friday, October 23

Take it Further Fiber Book

The Take it Further fiber book is finally complete. My first fiber book, I'm over the moon.
The cover is felt which I've embroidered and it opens to reveal the page above.
Flipping through the pages. One for each month.
That's the last page. The free form Cable chain stitch is an attempt to imitate the end papers in very old hard bound books which are marbled.
The edges of the pages have sugar beads at intervals. You can see I got carried away.
Click on the months to see each page of the book.
On to making more fiber books. The Take a Stitch Tuesday samples will be made into a sampler book as well. I need to start assembling the pages but there will be no extra embellishments like sugar beads along the edges of pages (what got into me to do that I wonder!).
There's The Bead Journal Project for 2010 which I shall join. Last year I had already committed to Take a Stitch Tuesday on Stitchin fingers.
There's a discussion on at the Fiber book group at Stitchin Fingers about a fiber book page swap. That could be interesting. A book compiled on a particular theme, with pages contributed by different people in the group. I think I must participate.

So what do you think of my first ever fiber book? I hope all who visit have a great weekend.

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45 comments:

pRiyA said...

OH MY GOD embellisher! you've really lived up to your name. Beautiful!!!
let's meet. i gotta see this in real.

pRiyA said...

well what do you know, the pics actually opened up so that i could see the exquisite detailing...

Chedder Fish said...

Whoa! This is a really amazing idea. Great work! It's so beautiful.

lheurebleue said...

waw, this is really amazing! so beautiful!

ArtPropelled said...

A labour of love. It is so beautiful, I'm stunned. The tiny beads around each page ..... wow!
Well done Maya. You've created a treasure.

paddysdaughter said...

I love it. This is absolutely lovely - what a great way to show all your TIF pieces! Congratulations on its completion and also having the foresight to plan it so well. My TIF pieces are mostly just hidden away in a box, whihc is such a waste of all that work. Sue McB

patstudio said...

i love your take it further book stitching book.

Julie said...

Congratulations on your book :) It's a wonderful record of a year's work and will be a great reminder.

Sharkeysday said...

this is fabulous! I'm very impressed! I'm signing up for the Bead Journal project too! Yay! Can't wait!

Annica said...

Your book is beautiful! I love the beads on the edge of some of the pages! Looks great!

Corryna Janssen said...

What a great document. I love the way you brought all the stitches together in a book.

Average Jane Crafter said...

Amazing! Just gorgeous and fantastic. I'm loving looking through each page and reading about what you did. The detail is simply stunning. So gorgeous to see it all compiled! :)

Debi Minter from WY said...

Your book is absolutely gorgeous! You should feel VERY proud! HuGGs! Debi from Stitchin Fingers

José said...

Hi,

Amazing work and dedication.

Kind regards,

José

Muddling Through said...

What an exquisite book you have created!

Danna said...

I love this, and what detail!

Danna

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohh what an exquisite book... what an awesome book to own & you made every stitch yourself... an absolute treasure... to say I love it would be an understatement... I adore it... B

ChrissyB said...

That is beautiful! I'm planning to make one, although not quite as beautiful and detailed, for my grandchild to use at church. I love fabric books. Thanks for the inspiration. You are so talented.

Mary said...

Unbelievable! What a gorgeous book! You must be so proud! It's absolutely beautiful.
M.M.

Sonya said...

That is so amazing. I am trying to make a felt book and I have yet to get started. This is giving me the boost I needed

nan ran said...

Wow, you are amazing. I wish I can do something as creative as you. I really love your fiber book. Thank you for sharing that with us and I am sure I will enjoy your future work as you share more with us.

Geek+Nerd said...

Your book is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

primdollie said...

your work is fabulous!! I love your book!! what an eye for detail and color you have!! I will be back to check out what you do next!! thanks so much for sharing!! you brightened my day! I love to sew, stitch, do bead work etc I just need more hours in the day to do it all and spin and knit too! have fun!!
hugs Linda

Guzzisue said...

congratulations for finishing TIF, I missed Decembers challenge, I love your book, well done :-)

Peggy said...

I am in awe. It's beautiful and functional and the sentiments expressed are also wonderful. What an absolutely amazing piece of art you have brought into the world!

Julie Bouésso said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Cheers, Julie

Sherezada said...

WOW. Just amazing. Saw this on Mr. X Stitch and had to take a deeper look. This is an incredible work of art!

Shasta said...

This is a beautiful book. I admire your perseverance in making all the stitch samples. What a great idea to turn your stitcheries into a book. A great way to remember them all.

Trillian said...

What a nice book. It is great.
I like it.

kuhlcy@gmail.com said...

I am SO inspired and impressed by your fiber book. What a unique and beautiful way to capture the beauty of the art form. You did such a beautiful job, I think I might try one! And, no, you did not go overboard on the beads! You used the perfectly perfect amount!
Thanks for sharing!
CeceK.

Anonymous said...

That is truly spectacular. Would love to actually see it and will do some day. Little M saw it too and says you are so good at this sort of thing!

Crayons said...

Embellisher,
Bravo. I'm not sure which is more enticing, the process or the product. At the beginning you seemed rather tentative, but as the project grew and blossomed, you seemed more intent.

There is something medieval about it. I'm thinking of that sewn tapestry of the Battle of Hastings.

I love the photos, the way you display it and even suggest its weight. I celebrate your hands.

Sam said...

How beautiful your book is! I'm totally in awe of you!

knitandbead said...

I saw your fiber book on Mr X stitch. I'm feeling inspired to create my own. Any tips on binding?

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Cindy Cooksey said...

I saw your book on Craft Magazine Daily. It's amazing! I've been a group fiber art book project, which was great fun, but your book is very unique.

nima said...

awesome work...

amruta patil said...

Saw a link to your blog on Liza Chowgule's facebook profile. I really love your work. Would love to talk to you about it one day - via email or otherwise.

Amruta

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful that it bought tears to my eyes. Please keep it carefully. It is a work of art. You are a genius.

Fathima

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have such a wonderful treasure now! Love this...amazing.

maya matthew said...

Thank you Connie, If you are in Singapore anytime now until the end of February you can see The Take It Further fibre book which is on display at Madder Moon,16 Ann Siang Road, 01-01, Singapore, Singapore 069696.

madroka said...

Inspired by the fiber books you have created, I decided to try making one of my own. I just started the Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge last week (going back to #1) and liked the idea of having all my work bound in a little fabric book. I mentioned you in this post on my blog: http://madroka.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-stitch-tuesday-weeks-1-2.html
Thank you for the inspiration!

thethreadhead said...

Wow! This is just wonderful! Inspires me to maybe try it! Beautiful work, and I thank you for sharing!

E Strea Chikitu said...

speechless I am...
(And inspired)

Colleen said...

Your book is lovely. I can't seem to figure out how the cover is attached from the pictures. Can you describe your method please.

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