Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Doodle Book Ledger

Part of the Embroidered Pockets class is keeping a ledger.  I considered many beautiful coffee table books on art, architecture, astronomy, landscapes - but this simple children's book is the one that called to me:

A concertina book called "Is This The Longest Doodle In The World?"

More pages from the concertina book "Is This The Longest Doodle In The World?"

So far, I've added paper cutouts and origami.  The paper pockets formed by the origami kites were serendipitous!  It fits the class's pockets theme:

Paper cutouts and origami kites added to the ledger
I realized after the fact that the hinge on the kites page is visible on the front (it should have been hinged on the back).  In the past this would have REALLY bothered me, but the huge thing I've learned so far from Karen is to treat our ledgers and stitch samples as learning tools - they're not meant to be masterpieces, they're a tool to learn from.

I plan to add stitch samples, doodles, fabric swatches...lots of different media can be added to one's ledger.

1 comment:

Giac said...

Hello Marie,
That book is a real work of art. the pages are so beautiful.
Big hug,
Giac