There were 12 members and the idea was that the page would be 6" x 8" and we would swap a page each month round robin style- and at the end of the year we would have a fabric book which included a page from each person.
I have finally finished constructing my book and it will be in the Exhibition in a special section along with the other ladies books.
Because each book has 12 different peoples work in it they created a special section for us to show them off all together.
I have not taken photos of all the pages otherwise this post would be too long.
This is the cover that I made out of a piece of Nuno Felting I did about 8 years ago.
I decided to make a wrap cover and I blanket stitched around the edge of the piece in cream thread and then I whipped stitched the blanket stitch with a variegated Perle cotton.
I used the remainder of the blue thread to make a twisted cord (made on the sewing machine using the bobbin) and this is used to hold the cover in place.
This is the January page that I made and if you look at the January postcard in the Calendar Girls swap (side link) You will see that it is exactly the same design.
And the October and November ones---
I made a border around each page from Calico then I stitched two pages back to back with a thin Pelon in between.
Next I stitched around the joined pages and then trimmed the page with pinking shears.
Then I stitched them together at the spine.
I remembered that I had purchased last year a set of small tiles which had the name of the months on them so I stitched these onto the appropriate pages.
I placed the cord through the centre pages and took it around to the back where the spine is.
On the cover piece I made a buttonhole loop in the centre of the spine part so that the cord could pass through it and then I could tie the cord in the front.
I can't wait to see how all the other books have turned out.