Imprint of nature on wool, the story of a journal cover.
In the beginning the hunt for pre-loved 100% wool blankets is a never ending search.
With pots bubbling on the fire place, blankets cut into sections, wrapped up with leaves, ferns and flowers collected from places explored, I wait….
I gather leaves, picking each individually for its shape or texture. Some perfect, while others show the cycle of life, chunks missing, curled, bitten or with lumps and bumps. Each one will leave its own unique imprint, a story only they can tell.
I wait…. as the pot continues to boil, I weave, I cook, I read, occupying my mind, calming my thoughts as I wait with anticipation of what will unfold. Waiting is the hardest part.
Exploring this method and technique has been intense at times, having been disappointed on many occasions. All the time spent collecting, wrapping and waiting only to find at times a plain and undyed piece of fabric.
Washed, dried and ironed these pieces of unique natural woolen prints are then designed and sewn with intent, with a raw and uncontained sewing technique. Matching the unique patterns and textures of the dyed blanket.
Once your journal inside is finished replace it with another. Over time the cover may fade, grow holes or pen marks, it will change with you. These individual journal covers tell their own story on the outside. May they hold your words safe and sacred on the inside.
100% wool repurposed blanket journal cover
A5 Lined page journal
Recycled paper black ink pen