Thursday, 20 September 2012

Sandra Brownlee meets India Flint: Notebook

Sandra Brownlee Notebook; Photo credit © Karen Thiessen, 2012
In August 2011 Sandra Brownlee braved hurricane Irene and scurried down to Haystack to take a workshop with India Flint
Sandra Brownlee Notebook; Photo credit © Karen Thiessen, 2012
Sandra made an accordion book with fabrics that she dyed during the workshop. The off-white pieced fabrics with subtle impressions of leaves are beautiful.
Sandra Brownlee Notebook; Photo credit © Karen Thiessen, 2012
I don't know if the other workshop participants sewed the used plant material into their sketchbooks, but to me this is a true "Sandra approach." Here is the front of the notebook page with the plant material. Lovely isn't it? 
Sandra Brownlee Notebook; Photo credit © Karen Thiessen, 2012
On the back of the page we see the fabric that was bundled and dyed with the plant material.

4 comments:

india flint said...

you're right...sewing the plant material into the book was very much the "Sandra approach"
i recall also some exquisite pages she marked by repeatedly piercing them with a needle

Christine said...

Lovely.

Sweetpea said...

Inspiring to see such a dramatic personal departure (interpretation) of plant dyed cloth & stitch. Thanks so much for posting this.

Velma said...

really lovely.