Meditation Fabric Journal

The first part of my day was crazy and busy. When I finally was able to get back home, I went to my stitch meditation bin for materials. I knew this would help me put the craziness behind me.
My plan was to create a stitch meditation. But as I looked at the stack of meditations I have made so far, I suddenly switched plans. Originally, these little stitch blocks were to be created just for fun, peace, and with no project in mind. I have been looking at videos on how to make fabric journals. A few years ago, I took a class on making a journal book, with paper signatures. With this bit of experience and research, I decided to try to compile some of the stitch meditations into a fabric journal. Since the stitch blocks are all done by hand, I made the signatures by hand also. The only machine stitching I did was on the journal cover. I thought it would make it more secure, but I did not like the way it looked. So I stitched around the book cover with embroidery thread.
Making this fabric meditation journal was a very relaxing way to end a crazy day.

2 thoughts on “Meditation Fabric Journal

    1. Your posts and comments always make me reflect…thanks! Basically, I still approach these pieces as a time for contemplation. There is no pre-set plan. I have a bin of fabric pieces set aside just for these pieces. I empty and refill without thinking about what I am throwing in the bin. I also have cut backing to have it on hand. I love doing everything by hand. I have found recently though, that I am moving from piecing fabric on a flat format to layering, collage, and cut-out pieces. This gives a bit more texture and dimension. I am finding that starting my day with these little pieces puts me in a creative state of mind.

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