Phiona Richards adds a new twist to book sculptures. Richards, who began her career carving books with a band saw, now manipulates ‘retired’ books with traditional needlework techniques.
Organic Curved & Crocheted
Curved & Crocheted
Pearls Of Wisdom, created from a children’s encyclopedia
She uses flocking, crocheting and other needlework techniques she learned as a child to shape, connect and embellish the structures.
5 Bead Book Page Necklace
4 Bead Book Page Necklace
Book Page Earrings
“As a child I was brought up with the importance of ‘make do and mend’, a phrase that stays with me to this day. I take my inspiration from needlework techniques that historically form part of a woman’s ritual domestic routine.”