The four individual books are now complete.
The covers had had a great deal of consideration given to them, in the end I used silk paper, as a reference to the original silk fabric used as inspiration, which I painted. The text was hand printed and I used the sewing machine to give a line of holes around the edge to represent the unpicked parts of the alteration.
Such a complex pile in order to glue the covers on!
And the books
The reading list this time looks slim, but there was plenty of gardening and also these books were read cover to cover, as well as holding lots of memories
Whilst I was working through this series of books I thought to myself, that we all alter and adapt, just like the textiles that I am inspired by and that seems to have particular relevance at the moment. May we all look forward to a peaceful and stable future.