I actually enjoyed doing this page. I've taken another picture from Leah Evans and moved on from the previous page. Instead of using fabric, I've used paper and felt.
This isn't ordinary felt. This is recycled felt from wrapping canoes, so one side is slightly smooth and shiny, whilst the other is soft and feltlike.
The pieces that had the cut out holes in them were mounted over copies of old maps. One was of a town plan, the other an old map of Wales. Wales is where my father's family originates, and we lived there before coming up to Sheffield.
In a slight change, I think the London Underground is going to be worked on next.
London is where my parents grew up, where I was born, where my grandmother lived as I was growing up, and where the boys father was living when we were courting, so has an important place in our family history.
I took a sheet of paper and glued strips of felt to it. The strips were varying widths, as were the gaps between. Some of the pieces were shiny side up, some felt side, so there was variation in size and texture.
Once this was dry, I cut the sheet into four. Two pieces were laid on the page so that the stripes ran in opposite directions.
The other two pieces had circles cut from them. These were mounted onto the source image, so that the details ran in opposite directions.
All these pieces were then stuck into the ledger but you are able to lift each part to see the maps and pages below