Monday, November 14, 2011

Exploring silk cocoons


I ordered some silk cocoons at Mud Hollow on Etsy recently. I had some different ideas for ways to work with them. One of those ideas was to make a tiny book.  It is coming along....I did some embroidery around the edge and added some pages.
The book reads "We all contain beautiful and delicate art."


I had to take a break from working with such a small thing. I will post the finished book soon though. 

20 comments:

craftattack said...

Wow, these things are so tiny, I can hardly believe that you can work with them at all! Great idea! Valerie

Sue said...

How beautiful......I have some of those somewhere, will have to find them.........:)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This is really cool....Must be pretty small to work on....show more. xox Corrine

Michele said...

Oh wow. I don't know how you work so small! They are gorgeous!

i spy with my crafty eyes said...

Excellent idea, these are magical!

artymess said...

wow thats quite incredible ........x

MuddyFeet said...

Wow, this is amazing! I would have never thought of the cocoons being used this way, but I am loving it! Can't wait to see more!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Very beautiful, Katie. And so different. Sure to catch the imagination of other artists. You need one giant size magnifying glass! xxDonna

Penny said...

What a wonderful use for the cocoons! I would never have thought of this and I'm glad that you did.

kimmie said...

That is just so cool!

I usually have to take a break from working on a large thing ( when I do )

Hee hee

Joanna said...

PERFECT teeny tiny book - and the quote is so sweet and so appropriate.

Great idea, Katie.
xx

Don Madden said...

the cocoons are cool. I've got to figure out a way to incorporate them in my stuff. But not a tiny book -- too tiny for my fat hands!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Ohmy this is precious.I have always enjoyed working on a small scale.Hugs,Cat

Jane said...

what a fab idea Katie!
It looks amazing!

jackie said...

Hope you enjoy working with these.

Barbara said...

I was waiting to see this post, can't believe what you've done here. I also like to work on small things, but don't know if I'd be good with these. They look so fragile! Your little book idea is very touching. :)

Jill Eudaly said...

I've never seen a cocoon in person. Your's is so interesting I might have to find one myself.

Anu said...

how cute!!

lotta said...

what a fantastic idea. beautiful.

mandy said...

Awesome art, truly magnificent. Inspiring. It makes me want to do some felting, and embroider that felt! Check out my blog if you get a chance: www.mandyrussell.com