Friday, 17 January 2014

Nearing Completion.


I have finished both covers of my fabric books and even found perfect fabrics for lining and binding them.  I was very lazy and did both jobs in one by simply cutting the lining slightly larger than the cover, placing the cover on top of the lining with the wrong sides together, folding the lining over to the front and slip stitching it all the way round.   In the photo above the fabric pages are hanging out as they are waiting to be cut to size and bound in place.   Above is the front and below is the back of the book.   The woven gold patches were incorporated into the sari strips so I thought I would include them rather than cut them out.   I had great fun finding all the bits and pieces to provide further decoration but in doing so have made a dreadful mess of my once tidy workroom.   I must learn to put things away as soon as I have finished with them!
I haven't decided quite how many pages it will need and whether to include any paper ones.

This is the front of the green book but I'm afraid the computer wouldn't allow me to post the back.  It is behaving oddly at present and I'm grateful to be doing this at all.

I hope you are all safe from flooding and am so thankful that in spite of all this rain we are not affected here.  It must be making life very difficult for so many people and heartbreaking for those cut off or evacuated from their homes.

11 comments:

Carol Q said...

oh YUM Heather. Aren't they just divine.

Charlton Stitcher said...

Lovely to see the results of your doodling. They are beautiful ... and there is nothing like a doodle - most satisfying.

Julie said...

The books are beautiful and I don't think you were lazy at all, the effect is everything. I'm glad you were safe through the terrible rains and wind, as were we, too.

Robin Mac said...

Those covers are lovely Heather. I don't think you are a bit lazy. Are you still having flooding over there? I thought/hoped it had all passed by now. Unfortunately there are still bad fires in southern states of Oz, but we are having pleasant weather up our way. Cheers

sharon young said...

Your books are fabulous, Heather, I love these wonderful vibrant colours with your beautiful hand stitching, makes me want to make something with lots of hand stitch again, it's such a peaceful thing to do.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am so envious of your ability to sew like this Heather - these covers are beautiful.

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful work Heather, I love them both.

Maggi said...

Lovely covers.

MargaretR said...

Lovely work Heather!

WendyK said...

Heather, your book covers are gorgeous. Isn't sari ribbon and sari waste lovely. I iron mine as well. Hand sewing is a very restful occupation, and I don't do enough of it. Yours is lovely.

Linda said...

They are so lovely Heather....I especially like the stitching on the reverse of the red one. May have to try that ;-)