Monday, 28 April 2008

Book Cover #2

My son, his partner and their two dogs have been staying for the long weekend, and went home today after lunch, leaving the house feeling very empty and quiet. They made a couple of day trips on their own, and yesterday we went together to another local town for the Sunday market and to explore. One of the places we visited was a large antique market with many stalls full of all sorts of very tempting stuff, where I admired old china and textiles, and they purchased a 1940's timber sideboard for a very reasonable price. Not only was it a bargain, but it means they will need to come back next weekend with a trailer to collect it, and come here as well which is a bonus for me!

To fill the gap left by their going, this afternoon I completed another small book cover, made with the embellisher using felt, silk and wool, plus a small amount of hand embroidery. Photos are of the front and back, and it measures about 4.5 by 6 inches. Thankfully this one looks less like a series of dreadlocks - always a risk when one gets carried away with the embellishing machine. In the mail today I received a book by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn called Embellish and Enrich that seems filled with great ideas and techniques that I shall soon be trying . The link is to their publishing company and will give a list of all their moderately priced booklets on various aspects of embroidery, surface design, colour and stitch.

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