A small journal carefully created from vintage and antique textiles, lace and trims.
The pages are embellished with old lace, embroidery, buttons and stamped images and text. The journal has many pockets containing vintage ephemera such as pieces of book pages, tags, old letters, cigarette cards and postage stamps. You could also add your own special and sentimental treasures such as tiny photos and cinema tickets etc...as long as they are small. Or stitch in a special button or two for safe keeping.
There are twelve pages including the cover, decorated on both sides, so twenty four individual sides. I have shown a few of the pages here but you can find more images in my latest blog.
The front of the journal is decorated with a stamped image and embellished wth tiny sari silk ribbon roses and a mother of pearl button and a fresh water pearl. It ties closed with a sari silk ribbon and comes with a small handmade velvet toadstool.
The naive stitching and repaired and discoloured look is intentional and the linens and textiles have been tea dyed to give them more of an aged grungy look. There are intentionally raw edges and frayed textiles to enhance the worn look. The textiles are old and have many stories to tell of their history.
It is a tactile item, it feels lovely to hold and mindfully take time looking through, a beautiful item to own and display.
This journal measures approx 9cm by 7cm when closed....not including the dangly bits and roughly 5cm thick when tied....as some of the pages are padded.
It would make a beautiful and unusual gift for a friend or relative or lover of vintage textiles and handmade work.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions x
All orders are sent 1st class/tracked/special delivery depending on order value.
*shipping/postage fees....I am trying to perfect this part of the process to offer you the best deal but to also cover the cost of the order should items go astray in the postal system. Due to a substantial increase in shipping fees particularly to the United States as USPS have increased their prices I have unfortunately had to increase shipping fees as am unable to absorb these costs. Please don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions about this before buying, thank you.
Suzanne Curtis Textile Artist work and creations are not suitable as toys and should not be given to small children.