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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Paper Stacks




Sometimes, 
literally
everything in the studio is 









simply in process...






and as 
I prefer to 
blog weekly 







to keep you informed 
on the studio work...
it becomes necessary to share 
works in process...

not that I am crazy about that..
but I do know you enjoy

the process...
sometimes as much as
the product.






The pieces here are paper stacks that 
I am hand stitching
together

and will be mounted on 
antique book covers...
foxed pages, black bean dyed antique lace, wrapping papers and black threads...







 for my latest submission to 
Sew Somerset
and I am 
stringing words together slowly
in the studio for the article as 
I work on the 
book covers...







While we sizzle in summer...
my thoughts have drifted to winter..
if they are chosen to make their 
debut appearance 
in the December 1st 
zine

So I am
off to work...
so many loose ends to tie..
and as always...
thank you for stopping by..

ciao, ciao..

12 comments:

Pamela Gerard said...

I love seeing the process.......lovely....and I look forward to seeing the finished pieces too.

Fiona Dempster said...

The perfect title to the blog post Cat - and I love seeing
work in progress, the slow building of layers...enjoy!

ELFI said...

de belles superpositions ! bon travail...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also enjoy the process, and really enjoyed hearing you also used black beans to dye lace. It looks like yours turned out darker than mine, since mine had a subtle mottled look when I dyed both fabric and bits of lace. These pieces are beautiful, and I'm so in awe of your hand stitching.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Soothing whites and warm golds will be welcome in winter. Seasons are fleeing, nice to drift once in a while. Xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Pamela, thank you so much! and thanks for always stopping in, it is so nice to visit with you!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Fiona, thanks so much... I am really enjoying the process...

Caterina Giglio said...

Merci, Merci, merci... dear ELFI!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi E! I left them in for a day, and completely covered with the dye, and they are antique cotton ... so perhaps that made them darker, I had one piece of a scarf that I dyed and it was new, and did not hold the dye as well, so perhaps that is why? but it was fun to do... and hand stitching is like second nature to me now.. so glad you like it... x

Caterina Giglio said...

Corrine, LOL not counting chickens... ha ah ha... we shall see.. xoxo

Kim Henkel said...

I am so much a journey versus a destination person, and although I do love getting to the destination, the stories are usually found in the journey. Thanks so much for sharing your journey, I so enjoy seeing them!

Linda Jo said...

I'm going to LOVE these! I can't wait! But wait I will.