bookmark sketches

An exercise I’ve turned back to again and again over the last couple years is one that begins with almost nothing and builds.  This originally started with trying to see whether very narrow cut offs and selvages could be sewn together in any way.  Playing around.  I liked the way it looked, tried some more and soon had several ribbony strips that looked like bookmarks.  They work well for that too. Have given a bunch away, but continue making them for myself.  They are like sketches, quick and gestural.  Or collages.  Or boro.  Little compositions, very improvisational.

bookmarks1

these are between 1.5" and 2" wide

bookmarks2

bkmks.detail

between 1.75" and 2" wide

buttonbkmk.close

just under 2" wide

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3 Responses to “bookmark sketches”

  1. Deb G Says:

    These are lots of fun!

  2. caro Says:

    Yes they are. Something to get the flow going!

  3. mendofleur Says:

    These are great!! I like the improvisational method, and these have wonderful texture too.

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