|sampler book of dried seaweed|
Here is the final entry in the latest round of experiments in stitching seaweed (see Seaweed for earlier creations) and it is so damn adorable I think it may be my favorite.
|view of closed sampler|
Various types of seaweed were cut to a uniform shape and then stitched to small anchoring panels of cloth while still wet and supple. They were then pressed and dried for a period of time. The sampler book was assembled using the prepared seaweed panels, fabric from an upholstery sample book, a vintage button, and a piece of "ribbon" cut from cloth. Edges of the book are bound with blanket stitching, and the inner panels and outer cover are secured together at the edge with a running stitch.