I got interested in this blog when I chose Morocco to research for my embroidery course in 2007. Towards the end of the course I was required to make a 3D item and, at that time, inspired by all the lovely things Maryam was collecting for her Morrocan home, Peacock Pavilions, I decided I would make her a little book.
In my imagination I dreamed of visiting Marrakesh one day and delivering my gift in person.
|my son takes the credit for this photo of a beautiful peacock|
This was my design folder for the book and my small attempt at Moroccan design.
|my design folder|
|Peacock Pavilions, a boutique hotel|
|designing the book cover|
|zellig tile work using metallic painted wallpaper|
|tassel made from peacock feathers|
The pages of my book had little pockets for the embroidered inserts (below). All of these inserts incorporated a little bit of embroidery and my ideas on Moroccan design.