Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Magical paper books
Yesterday, the Louis Bourgeois DVD was due at the library, but one of the “extras” showed a recent fabric book (2005, in the MOMA collection), almost soft as a pillow, that was made from the fabrics of her life: napkins w monograms, clothes, her handwork.
I love the idea of creating books and sometimes it is good to add some magic to the making for your grandchildren. Always there are newspapers at hand, but you can experiment with any sheet of paper, 8.5” x 10.5” . With a newspaper you can make the books bigger. Cut out some paper dolls at the same time for the grandchildren to dress w colors or scrap fabrics. I have enclosed some rough instructions.
Also, I would like to hand the grands a little fabric book for them to stitch on, or better still, make my own.