A Zed Inspired Book Cover

A Zed Inspired Book Cover

I bought myself a new sketch pad that is in a book form rather then a flip pad. I decided I wanted to cover it in the way that Zed had last shown us here project-updates-2/

I am lazy and wanted to get to the decorating so I started with a piece of white prefelt. I didn’t take a picture of it but you can see it in the picture of attaching the cord farther down. This is the overall piece just wet down.

Here is a closer look at the flowers and the little resist I put in for a pocket. I want to be able to put a pencil eraser nd pencil sharpener in the cover. I used some of my handspun for the stems.

The area with the pocket will be cut off and sewn in to make the sleeve on one side of the book cover.

I flipped it over and started to layout the purple for the inside when I realised I hadn’t added the cord yet.

I made a hole and stuck it in.

Then I decorated the inside of the flap. I am not sure how this will work out but we will see.

Now all I have to do is find time to do the felting and sewing. Not sure where half the summer has gone already. How much felting have you done this summer?

10 thoughts on “A Zed Inspired Book Cover

  1. Loving it so far Ann. It looks a rich plum colour, one of my faves, and the design is great too. Look forward to the completion. I agree with you, it’s hard to comprehend we are speeding through August already.

  2. I like the colour and the design Ann – I think it’s going to be a lovely book cover!

    No – I haven’t done much – enjoying the long days outside!

  3. Gorgeous Ann! I love all the bright colors. I haven’t been doing much felting either. I look forward to seeing the finished cover.

  4. Looking good Ann! I need to get some felting done. The little I did didn’t turn out as planned, sigh. I wish you would send us some of your rain. We really need it.

    1. Thanks Ruth. It is frustrating when you put a lot of work in and things do not turn out as you envisioned. I am so far behind I might be going backwards. 🙂

  5. Wow, that looks great, Ann! I planned to do flowers on mine, and have the cord like a tendril or stalk or something, but it just seemed to make itself into plaid! I’ve not done much felting lately either.

    1. Thanks Zed. it took a lot longer than I thought it would to make all the flowers and leaves. I had thought to have it finished but only got to the wetting out stage and had to get on with other things.

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