Book cover

I made a sketch book cover for my daughter for her birthday.

Here is the layout I started with. It is 4 times the length of the book. the background is wet in this picture.

And a close up of the base for the flowers. The stems are some hand spun thick and thin wool yarn. The flowers are some super bright trilobal nylon. to this I added some yarn. I forgot to take a picture of that. I just spiraled it around.  The background is wet while I am adding the decorations. The nylon in particular stays put better when the background is wet.

I was not careful to keep the flowers just so. I wanted some distortion, it is more interesting. Next I made the strap for the back of the book. I like this better than two folded over flaps. It means you can put a wider or thicker  book in more easily. I uses some really pretty dragonfly fabric I picked up at a destash sale at my guild for the strap.

For a closure I sewed on a ring and looped the tail through it.

and lastly a shot of the whole thing.

I hope she likes it. She is quite a good sketcher.

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16 Responses to Book cover

  1. Carol Tummon says:

    Very nice cover. Love the flowers and the twisty stems.

  2. Leonor says:

    Loving the flowers! I’ve made felt covers before and I know all the work involved. You’ve my admiration 😀

  3. tracey2008 says:

    The yarn is delicious and the flowers are quirky but arty also, very nice.

  4. ruthlane says:

    That turned out well Ann. I like your solution of how to put the cover together. That makes it so you can be a bit off on your sizing and it still still work. Love the quirky flowers. I’m sure she’ll love it.

  5. If she doesn’t like it, i will give you my adress 😉 It really looks lovely Ann.

  6. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    A beautiful artsy cover for you artsy daughter. I’m sure she’ll love it. Great job, Love all the bling and twistys.

  7. zedster66 says:

    That’s really nice, Ann 🙂 I love the effect you got with the yarn over the nylon.

  8. The flowers are like jewels! Lovely gift for your daughter.

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