For over a week I have been working on this booklet about beachjeans or what you call a mussel. I often photograph them while strolling along the beach and when I added another one to my ever growing collection I thought: "why not try to use them as an inspiration?"
The booklet starts with the latest beachjeans picture. My colourpencil mussel doodles with an overlay which represents seaweed, added a little pinpricked mussel to add some texture to it was the real start. After that it was time to swing my needle and create some embroidered beachjeans.
This little blue dots are my interpretation of cockles. Embroidered two circles, connected them to create "legs" and filled the space with needleweaving.
The last page is a mussel in appliqué using pieces of faded jeans. I realized that I never had done any appliqué in fabric other than felt before which means learning time but that's ok.
The pages were bound together, a cover was more or less just wrapped around it and one booklet appeared.
That's all the news for today from Landanna. Hope you're having fun with your projects too. I'll see you soon again, I hope.