Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Needlebook

This needlebook was designed to celebrate Valentine's Day and the hopeful coming of Spring.
The piece begins with fusing one of RibbonSmyth's Valentine Pack images to a light peach brocade fabric. The image is a Victorian calling card image featuring a hand and dove. I've added variegated silk ribbon stitches with velvet leaves and vintage mother of pearl disks. The book has been outlined with ivory velvet ric-rac. The inside wool pages feature a silk ribbon spray in the center of the needle book.
I've added ribbon ties using RibbonSmyth dyed vintage rayon tape.

I've used a purple wool for the needlebook pages, that came from a wool blazer. The wool was cut into strips and machine-felted. Great way to recycle fabric. Purchase wool blazers or coats at thrift stores and create your own wool stash for very little money.


Denise said...

Love it.My kind of thing.I made one a little bit like it.

Victoria Adams Brown said...

Denise, thank you! You can never have enough needlebooks.