After Anne, who made it, I’m honoured to be first on the list to make a mark on the pristine pages of the Travelling Sketchbook.
If you’re not familiar with this project, I recommend you hope over to Anne Lawson’s blog and look at how it all came to be, links here:
It’s been a rough week or two for me health-wise as some of you will already know, but I’ve finally finished my entry, and here it is. Click on the photo for a larger, and enlargeable, image.
A stitched image in fabric, a bit of loopy hand lettering and a sorta, kinda poem. The sewn fabric piece is the hardest bit of foundation paper piecing I’ve ever made, but knowing how fond Anne is of feathers, it was a challenge that just had to be met…. I’m not totally in love with the lettering, but sometimes you just have to commit to getting something down on paper, don’t you? And I like the words… Actually, I’m not even sure which way the page should go, landscape or portrait. I think I prefer portrait for the feather, but then the words are on their sides. You decide for yourselves which is better.
The Travelling Sketchbook is even now on its way to Sandra (Lady Red Specs – see the link below), so remember to check her blog to see what she’s going to add. I can’t wait to find out – the additions are going to be widely varied and fascinating. I’m going to save myself the trouble by Following the lot of you!
Below is the list of participants and links to them, so you can keep track. Maybe later participants could save a bit of time by cutting and pasting the info? You can track its progress on an interactive map miraculously conjured up by Chas Spain, here.
- Me, Kate at TallTalesfromChiconia, North Queensland, Australia: DONE
- Sandra, aka Lady Red Specs from Please Pass the Recipe, Queensland, Australia
- Chas Spain Victoria, Australia
- Sandi, Victoria, Australia
- Dale from EllaDee Words, New South Wales, Australia
- Alys from Gardening Nirvana, USA
- Sue at From the Magpie’s Nest, USA
- Ushasree from Creative Crafts DIY, USA
- Marina from Athens Letters, Greece
- Viv from Viv in France
- Constanze from Textiledreamer, in Germany
- Annett from Knettycraft, in Germany
- Lynn from Tialys in France
- Jan from The Snail of Happiness, in the UK
- Margaret from The Crafty Creek, UK
and finally, back to Anne herself in Melbourne, Australia
There is an envelope containing the Sister-hood list with contact info and addresses in the back of the Sketchbook, so do make sure if you’re a contributor that this travels along too. Anne has also made a map where we can record the Sketchbook’s travels, and I hope the others will also update and show this when they publish their contributions, in addition to following Chas Spain’s proposed interactive version (for more on that, jump over here and read up on what she’s planning – it’ll be awesome!).
If anyone reading this would like to join in, please contact Anne about it via any of the blog posts listed at the top – we may need to either add more pages or start Volume II…
So far, the Sisterhood is living up to its name, but the odd Brother would be welcome too, I’m sure….
Update: I’ve now added a Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook page to this blog, which records the background, the story, and the additions, page by page, as they are made. You’ll find it in the bar at the left, under the More Information heading.