Settle down with a cup of tea or something because there are lots of pictures today.
You might recall I enrolled on the Heart of Soil online workshop last month – you can see my earlier post about it here. I collected all the lessons into a little sketchbook, and it’s been a lot of fun to revisit some techniques I haven’t used for a while. I particularly liked the limited colour palette – just blues and yellows – and the pages in the resulting book are nicely coordinated.
I went a bit off-piste with some of these and added some lines from a vintage poetry anthology to some of the pages, and I added a teabag pocket to this one too. I made a stencil from Tyvek for the background leaf and flower images.
The lines of poetry on the page below are from a Rupert Brooke poem, mixed up to create a found poem.
Of course the sketchbook itself is based on the one-page sketchbook technique (you fold a single sheet of paper, cut it strategically and fold it into an eight-page booklet) but I thought it would be fun to make a tiny sketchbook to tuck inside the bigger one. The smaller version is made from a sheet of A4 paper; just me enjoying myself, really.
I thought it might be fun to include a little video run-through but then I noticed the colour of my hands and thought I ought to explain. I did some dyeing this morning and – I do it every time – forgot to put the gloves back on when rinsing. My hands are not normally purple, just in case anyone is worried.
A very happy collection of classes and I enjoyed them immensely. Next up, I’m doing the Traveller Blanket course with the lovely Dijanne Cevaal and am looking forward to that. Next year I hope to be teaching online classes myself, and I’ve figured that the best way to see what works is to sign up for a few myself. And of course there is always something new to learn.
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That is so lovely and the limited palette certainly does give it a great look.
Oh my, oh my, oh my! I’ve just looked up on my blog when I started the Traveller Blanket. December 2012! No idea where that is now. You’ll enjoy that one. 😃
2012?! Ha, I am probably a little late to this particular party 🙂 It’s the last time Dijanne will be teaching this class and I’ve often admired her work, so I thought it was probably now or never. Great to have your personal recommendation!
Love the book, it’s beautiful, sounds like a great course 🙂
yes, I enjoyed it a lot
I had a lovely wander looking for more about Dijanne’s Travellers Blankets … thanks for the lead
Her work is extraordinary
That’s enchanting – a lovely record of the series of classes you took!
Thank you 😊
This is beautiful, I love your work. I’ve signed up to Dijanne’s course too – thank you for the recommendation !
Oh lovely, thank you – see you there 🙂
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