Yeah! Here it is my finished weekly journal! - and in video too!
I'm so proud of it and can't believe how many lovely pages I have created. I started this project as a way to make myself try and be creative with this new craft that I have created and try and work out what might be possible. I have certainly done that.
Although I have not always stuck to the 1 page a week rules (sometimes doing more or less depending on how busy I have been) between Feb and June I have been able to make 28 fully stitched pages plus 2 patchwork covers and 2 inside covers.
So this is volume 1... I have decided to carry on the project with the new focus on developing a fuller range of easy techniques that I can teach in my Stitchbook workshops. However to make it easier for me (or to make me less guilty when I can't complete one on time!) the 'weekly' part of volume 2 is going to refer to the time taken to produce 1 page, rather than the schedule. So it will still be filled with hand-stitched goodness but I will not have to prioritise its creation over my other projects!
Thanks for following along with this project and stick around for more Stitchbooks!
Today I am promoting a new product which I am super excited about- the Stitchbook Card!
The cards are all made to order based on your photograph, text and chosen colour scheme, which customers will provide for me after purchase. You can chose your own theme or pick one of my examples. The artwork is made from a selection of fabric, lace, ribbon and buttons and backed with felt. It is then attached to a high quality white card and comes with a white envelope. They will be blank inside for your own message.
For more information and to order go to my online shop.
I'd love to hear from you on your thoughts about these new products!
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.