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This dress was inspired by rust and the the layers of time. I started off by aging cotton fabric, I pinned it to my garden fence for 6 months. I then wrapped the fabric in rusty nails for a couple of weeks. This formed the skirt of the dress. the bodice and top layer of the skirt was made by hand dyeing different fabrics which I then cut up into very small pieces and stitched them to form a ‘new fabric’.

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A couple of hand bound books that I made today. Really pleased with them. Plan on having another session tomorrow, kind of hooked on the process! Hope to put together a book binding tutorial, when I have the time! In the mean time check out this guy, there are many bookbinding tutorials online, this is the best tutorial I have come across for Coptic stitch book binding.