Monday, 22 November 2010

The Final Straight

At last, after another six hours of machine stitching today (I started at 8 am) I have finished compiling the last page of my lace book and the final few pages are laid out to dry... without stopping once to make more cake!

Every single piece of lace has been stitched together and every story has been included. With a bit of luck I'll have everything put together and ready to send to my tutor by the end of the week.

My thoughts have now turned to the covers and I've taken inspiration from the books we saw in the Vatican museums. Beautiful embossed metal that looked just like lace.

I'm not quite there with my samples yet and my "gold" looks more like "beige" but I'm confident I will find a solution that will enable me to use the last few pieces of coloured lace that I've been given.

I've been putting my sketchbooks in order too, making sure I haven't left anything out and it is interesting to see those sketches that have been developed into my finished piece...

as well as those that never got beyond the drawing stage...

Although I still quite fancy a pair of lace Doc Martens!

19 comments:

  1. i used to have a pair of red doc martens but i would love a lace pair!!!

    xxxx

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  2. Lace doc martens would be pretty cool! And your lace book looks fascinating. Lucy x

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  3. Your book will be a real treasure Gina - the pages are exquisite and I would love to be able to see them 'in the flesh'. If I eat make and eat more cake do you think I could make something as good as this?!! Love the boots.

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  4. The book looks better than I could have imagined. Sorry I didn't send any lace,but looks like you weren't short of donations. Love the idea of the cover, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh so to speak!

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  5. LOVE those sketchbook pages........ They took my breath away............

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  6. Lace Doc Martens would be brilliant! It all looks great and well done on the cake restraint!
    Vivienne x

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  7. OOoh, I'm thinking spray paint and lace, mmmm. I used to have a pair of silver and gold sprayed DMs. It wasn't intentional ...

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  8. I think the lace works beautifull, well done

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  9. the lace looks wonderful Gina. your project looks fascinating. hmm - I've never had a pair of doc Martens = think it's time I invested in a pair though. lace would be fab.

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  10. The lace is looking wonderful, and I can't wait to see the finished book of laces.

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  11. Your work looks stunning. I shall look forward to seeing the finuished book.

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  12. I bet your sewing machine is glad of a rest too. Lovely results.

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  13. That looks so good - something to keep and treasure - oh lace Doc Martins will they catch on !!

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  14. Wow your work looks amazing. I can't wait to see it in the flesh.
    The cake in your previous post looks almost as good :-)

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  15. Your lace book looks beautiful and I'm sore the cover will be a triumph. The sketchbook pages are fascinating, beautiful sketches.

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  16. we bought polly some docs this weekend...£75...bet she would like some lacy ones

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  17. The lace book is a cool concept. It would look great in any living room.

    http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

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  18. Congratulations on finishing the last page! Such amazing work--and fab shoes! K x

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