Monday, 24 October 2011

The finished article.

Apologies for the draining board background but it was the only place with good light. This is the front of my book - it is roughly A6 size and made entirely from recycled bits and pieces. The pages were made from spent transfer dyed papers. The backing for them came from my unsatisfactory leaf prints and the cover is made from a piece of fabric formed by bonding cut up tangled threads between two pieces of organza. I had almost thrown this fabric away several times as I couldn't think of a use for it.

This is the back of the book.



My original plan was to work a variety of flower stitcher foot flowers all over the cover but that was not to be as it didn't like the shiny surface of the organza, but I managed to sneak a few in to decorate the spine but working them on kunin felt and then burning the felt away. I hand stitched it in place and daren't inspect the stitching in a good light as it was worked last night in artificial light.


The best thing about this way of working is that there is no need to line the cover as it becomes reversible.

Umm! what shall I do next?







15 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

It is lovely! You are so clever and inventive.

The Bug said...

It's gorgeous!

JaneO said...

I'm sure you'll think of something Heather. I do like your cover - just goes to show itis always worth keeping those samples.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Heather. love your flower stitched spine. all looks very touchy-feely.

Twiglet said...

What a beautiful little item - well done you!

Julie said...

It's just beautiful Heather :-)

Maureen said...

Beautiful Heather, you must be really pleased with this!

Ro Bruhn said...

Love it Heather and what a great way to use up all of your tangled and left over threads.

sweetypie said...

WOW! that is brilliant!!!!!!!

Quilters Cottage Norfolk said...

I am so glad you didn't throw this away, it's beautiful!
What a beautiful book.
Best wishes,
Jane C

Maggi said...

Absolutely lovely heather. The circles on the spine look fantastic. I love fabric made from all those spare snippets.

Gina said...

Very pretty!

Helen Suzanne said...

This is really lovely Heather.

Val said...

Your little Flower Book is absolutely beautiful Heather, and I love the leaves all around the edge. Didn't they work well!

Carol said...

Love it Heather,