A friend of mine gave me some scarves which I think may be from Turkey. They are made of a loose weave gauze and each one is embellished at the edges with embroidery and candy colored beading. The objects are so simple but the beaded edges make them little works of art.
I made this fabric panel for my front door for Ramadan. It is embroidered on textured olive colored silk and the bottom band is recycled fabric from an beautifully ornate Indian skirt. The embroidery on the bottom band is very detailed with metallic threads and gold beads, the fine work of a very skilled artist.
This book requires a little sewing for the spine but beyond that it is all done with folds. Adhesives are not required. The papers are from K & Company, from the Amy Butler collection. The journal can also be made with children using their paintings or drawings for the outside covers.
I managed to get a little tour in before I left the city. I was enamored with the history, charm and scale of the old architecture and with the many details on the buildings. It is the attention to detail and craftsmanship that I found so impressive, it was definitely a source of creative inspiration for me.