Monday, 11 May 2015

A Lace Book Workshop

What a privilege it was to spend a day making a lace book with Suzy from

Here is my cover almost finished. I chose a theme of vintage toddlers and subtle colours.

 And here is my page spread - we took all day to get this far.

lacebook collage

 Here are Vivienne, Virginia and myself, holding our books proudly.

A close up of Vivienne's cover...

And a close-up of Virginia's cover with her lovely hand felted piece...

What a delightful day we had together. Suzy was a wonderful and patient teacher, and her suggestions and help in colour and fabric selections was eye-opening. We learned a lot from watching how each other's pages evolved. 

We delighted in Suzy's quilts, lace books and her amazing studio filled with beauty in every nook and cranny, but amazingly set out so things were in reach and in view with such decorator's flare and style.

Our lace books waiting to be lovingly completed... Hugs to you, Suzy! I can't wait to see them all finished!


  1. Your lace book is lovely. How wonderful to spend time reveling in all those scrumptious lace and trims with Suzy's guidance.

    1. Thanks, Nancy. Yes, the best 'present moment' therapy - art!

  2. Hi Jesse,
    Your front page and first spread are truly inspirational! You have such a great flair for co-ordinating your fabrics
    so well!
    AND your photography is absolutely stunning! I need an SLR!!!

    1. Thanks, Suzy - influenced by one of the best of course - yourself. I've admired your work from a distance for so long and it's so exciting to take the courage to dive in at last to my collection of lovely laces and fabrics. Sometimes it's just knowing how to start....

  3. Oh my goodness, you created such a beautiful front page and first page. And I have to admit to being just a tad envious that you got to spend a whole day with Suzy in her beautiful studio and surrounded by all her exquisite creations.

  4. Thanks :) It was a 'pig in mud' experience! I'll be posting the completed book soon.

  5. I wish I could have joined this workshop at dear Suzy`s beautiful home, she is one of my dearest friends, but living in Denmark dosen`t make it possible !!
    Your book is so very beautiful, Jesse, and the other posts with your art work, also stunning !
    Greetings, Dorthe

    1. Thank you, Dorthe, I know I am so lucky to spend some time with Suzy and her beautiful artworks. She is such an inspiration. I'm glad you like my other pictures, too. Thanks for having a look - I have admired your blog for a long time.

  6. Hi. Jesse.It has been a while but I haven't forgotten you We had a lovely time at Suziqu's place .I would like to join you one day soon to do a work shop with you as I did a lot of the aultered art a few years back and loved it .I can bring some .I love your new work .Keep up the good work .Vivienne


Thank you so much for your friendly comments. It makes my day to have a response to my artworks.