Friday, October 26, 2012
Deidres lovely handmade book
handmade book cover
maker *deidres mother
last saturday at the market one of my favourite market stall holders Deidre from the vegetarian curry stall,kindly brought this stunning artical in to show me. She had been telling me about it,how her mother cleverly made a cover for one of her books with these ancient scraps of chinese embroidered silk. As Deidres father dealt in antiques , she may well have come across these pieces in the back of a frame or in amongst a mixed box of valuables .....but its what she did with them that I love.
Deidre herself is a fine textile artist and its only right that she has this beauty in her care , I look forward to seeing her work inspired by it.
As a bit of an alchemist myself, putting discarded ephemera to a new purpose,I love to see other re-purposed artefacts.
Do click on the images to make them larger and have a lovely weekend.
If anyone reading this is able to visit me at my stall in the foyer of the Dock Arts Centre , Carrick-on-Shannon,this sunday from noon onwards , I would love to see you !!
I will be selling my handmade artist books , zines and new range of cards (prints of many of my drawings)