Since I began making Fragments and using fabric and stitch as a way to create a visual narrative, I’ve discovered that telling a story in this way can express much deeper emotion and richer meaning than mere words could ever convey.
This is my latest Fragment, themed “Do What You Love”, and combines elements of all the things that I most love to do including hand stitching, photography, and creating PhotoArt, as well as stitching it all together to create something that is totally unique and personal.
It also includes one of my favorite things to do which is embellishing. And in these Fragment I took the opportunity to embellish both the textile art as well as the story, by creating layers and overlapping pieces, as well as interactive elements.
Pieces can be lifted and opened to reveal more of the story. These little mini-journals are perfectly sized to fit inside a larger pocket, and are a unique way to tell a story within a story. This particular mini-journal inspired me to design the Creative Stitch Alchemy mini-journal course, and if you missed the first session you can sign up here for the next one.
Although the inside looks interesting …
… it gets even better when you create secret stories …
… and hidden pockets.
There’s much more to this story but enough for now.