Sunday, 10 February 2013


Over the past few weeks my 9 o'clock curfew project has been to make bookwraps for the QGBI Bookwrapgems project and this is my work so far:  You may remember from a previous posting that I intended to create something from the various stitches available on my machine.

The colours are a bit muddy in the photo, they are much brighter in real life.   This bookwrap was made as I said previously using the stitches available on my machine and just doodling with them.
The next one was done in a similar way but this time I mad the base fabric using a thick thread couched down randomly and then hand embroidered in the spaces.
This is the full piece and as yet I haven't made it into a cover but hope to do so shortly. 

Close ups of parts of the piece.  I had great fun doing this and it reminded me of how much I enjoy hand sewing if only the fingers didn't complain so much.
Now for a confession.  back in 2005 I did a wallhanging swap with a lady called Opi who lived in the Netherlands.  I loved the quilt which had big daisies appliqued onto a blue sky background.  After it lived on my wall for a while I took it down and stored it away.  A few days ago I came across it as I was clearing out bits and pieces.  It had creased and no longer suitable for hanging but I have recycled it and made two book covers for the Bookwrapgem swap.  I do hope Opi forgives me for recycling her quilt and that she approves of it going for a good cause.  Here they are.
Unfortunately Blogger has yet again put an angle on the photo that I did not want but you can see why I loved this wallhanging so much.
The Inside covers have daisies too.


Lyndsey said...

Beautiful book cover Annette. I particularly like the one with the couching and hand stitching. I really must play more with the embroidery stitches on my machine, it does so many and I only use a few.

Stitchinscience said...

Gorgeous hand embroidery Annette. Whoever get that one will be very lucky.

Suztats said...

Ooooh, lovely bookwraps!