Two weeks this time, as I was poorly last week and so couldn't post. Luckily though being ill did not hinder my sewing progress and I still managed to complete a couple of pages.
The first page is a celebration of one of my favourite places to visit: The Natural History Museum in Dublin. I first went to this lovely place for a drawing trip during my second year at University, but these photos were taken just a couple of years ago when I introduced my Mum to the wonders of taxidermy there during a family holiday.
The second page is inspired by the interactive nature of 'quiet books' for children, which have various activities on each page to keep little ones entertained. There are many homemade fabric versions of these books on Pinterest and they show incredible creativity in the way the pages can be made interactive.
I decided to make a velcro bookcase onto which I have added a felt version of each book I have read this month. I have used fabric transfer paper to print the front covers but left the backs blank felt so that the stick to the velcro.
I have also bound my first 4 pages, but you will have to wait to see them!
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.