I finished my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project and posted it on Wednesday. I didn’t get started till the Christmas Holidays so it’s a bit slapdash, but on the other hand that stopped me from being too precious about it, and it’s basically a whole lot of ‘I’ll try this and see what happens’. I had chosen Lines and Grids for my theme, but I couldn’t think how to approach it, till I had a dream that I had stitched pairs of pages together to make them thicker – so that’s what I did, and worked into them with various media, and a bit of weaving and lacing. I would like to have spent more time on it but it was fun and I’m pleased I finished it.


I’ve uploaded pics of the whole thing to Art House Co-op, and on Flickr as a slideshow.

However, I recommend virtually leafing through some much more timeworthy sketchbooks, for example,

Mixed Media
Dreaming Spirals
Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese
Anita Bruce
Elly Wright

8 thoughts on “Sketchbook Project

  • January 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Oh Fiona, What a feast for the eyes! Its fantastic. You have such original ideas and its just so exciting to look through. Puts my rushed feeble effort to shame!

  • January 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Penny, I thought exactly the same about yours – maybe we just can’t see what we’ve achieved ourselves!! Yours is beautiful and
    really conveys a sense of place.

  • January 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I think your sketchbook is great Fiona. You have managed a wide range of ways to show grids and lines. It works really well. I did think about taking part but never got round to it. I feel a bit embarrassed that I didn’t as I have just recently given a talk on my sketchbooks to an Embroiderers Guild group.

  • January 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I love it! I have no excuse not to finish mine now Showcase is done and they’ve allowed for late submissions. I also want to send it off so I can move on to teh 27 photos! x

  • February 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations. Its finished…I didn’t even start!
    I especially like the bottom 4 .The one with burgundy and turquoise looks like butterfly wings patterns.

  • April 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Hi, I’ve just signed up for this years swap and found you while looking to see what other artists have done. Thanks for the links to other blogs, I will check them out. I also enjoyed your post with the photo grid, good idea!

  • January 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    its just beautiful Fiona! tender use of fibre and color, and texture in the work.. beautiful and inspiring!

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