Which was an opportunity to forget all about stitching and indulge in a little cutting, folding and glueing, resulting in a little book as a gift.
A book made with folded pages that contain additional removable pages.
In this case, postcard sized watercolour pages for filling with sketches and drawings.
Do take a look at John's website and see some of his amazing paintings and drawings. I should add he is one of the nicest smiliest people I know so I'm not sure why he looks so stern in his photo on the site!
At the party was another friend who also happens to be a very talented textile artist. She was very excited to tell me she has just started blogging.
So please go and visit Sandra... leave her a comment... and tell her Gina sent you!