Friday, January 27, 2012

Nuno Felted Book Cover

 This is a book cover that I made last summer but never finished. It was a practice piece for another project and it just happened to fit my paper stitch book perfectly. The purple portion of the flower is felted to the cover and was a pre-felt. The cover was made with merino and cotton 'harem' cloth. The cloth was covered on both sides with wool and a resist was used to make the pocket that the front cover of the book slides into.
 I added hand stitching, mainly button hole and chain stitch. But there are also a few straight stitches and some french knots. The leaves are done with chain stitch used as a filling stitch. It's still pretty plain and I may add other flowers and leaves at a later date but right now I'm happy with it.
 I added a hook and eye type closure, the kind that is made to go on trousers.
Here's the inside showing the first page of my stitch book. It's a little wonky in places but it helps to keep the book closed as it tends to bulge open a bit with all the stitching on the pages.


Donna said...

It looks good to me, and it's much nicer than a plain notebook.

Shepherdess said...

It looks really nice Ruth, just what the stitch book needed. Maybe you can add leaves and flowers using the stitches you learn as you go along.

Zed said...

That's really nice, Ruth :)

Karen said...

Ruth i really love this, its simple but really affective, i'm doing some small book covers at the moment to but i really like this style :)

Heather Woollove said...

So pretty. I like the simplicity of it and all of the time-consuming hand-stitching! Well done!! XXO-

Odile said...

I love very much tis book cover. It is like spring.