Rags to Riches is designed especially to share handmade books, journals and paper art. The objects on this blog are made totally of recycled materials or discared paper, and cardboard. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings. I would love to hear from you.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ayako Hatta's Works

I am so proud, Ayako Hatta is one of my bookmaking students. We meet once a week for only an hour during our lunch break. The three of them Ayako, Kumi and Dennis started handmade books from scratch. Being a quilter and stitcher I can't help but incorporate embroidery and quilting into my books. Dennis was the first to ask if I could show him how to do embroidery. I showed them the basic stitches such as blanket stitch, cross stitch, stem stitch and French knots.

We have been together for over a year and to see what they can make now is amazing. They are all creative in their own way. Ayako created these two wedding journals for her sister's wedding. She embroided their initials on each of the journals and surrounded the initials with embroidery designs. After that, she bound them both into journals using stab stitch technique.

Here is Ayako adminring her own creative work. She is so pleased of how they turned out.

The closed up view of both journals. The cloth she used came from Reverse Art Truck in Ringwood, Melbourne.

Ayako's intention is to get each of the Bride and Groom's family and friends to sign each journal. Ayako thanked everyone in the group who had given both verbal and physical help such as stitching the leather corners and drilling the holes. She said that these journals were really a group effort, but of course it was totally Ayako's original idea. Congratulations Ayako, you made me proud...!


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I would be admiring this too if I was her...Good Job...Dzintra♥x

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, that is just so amazing.
Hugs xxx

Micki said...

They are just beautiful! Amazing work!

papergail said...

Beautiful work, I have enjoyed looking around you blog Natima, good luck with your next show.

blushing rose said...

Natima ~ That is awesome. What a beautiful talent.
TY for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

LaY hOoN said...

That's beautiful and neat !

blushing rose said...

G'morn Natima ~ TY for your sweet wishes on my birthday. That Sherry is something else again.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon