I blogged recently about the panel to make up the cover for the Walter Benjamin ‘Destructive Character’ artist’s book. I have now finished the first half of the panel, the part based on the crazy patchwork tradition. This is what I started with:
and this is how it’s finished:
I really enjoyed learning some of the composite crazy quilt embroidery stitches although I am not great at them. I also loved putting a bagful of beads on as I haven’t done much of this sort of work recently.
I now have to make the stripped down top to this piece, and make the title, possibly on primed canvas. I have bought some of those ready gessoed boards you can buy to mount it over. I like doing coptic binding so I might use that to put the pages in, or possibly a loose Japanese stab binding I’ve found. But I only have a fortnight to get the whole thing done – and, of course, I have had a whole year.