Friday, February 25, 2011

My Finished Book

Sorry about the dull photos but Murphy's Law has again reared it's ugly head.
This is the finished stitched front cover.
As you can see I have used Running stitch to outline some of the petals and also some French Knots to hilite the centres.
I did not want to fill the centres with French Knots because I wanted to give the appearance of flowers that were disintegrating.
The gold and copper hilites appear well with the book slanted slightly when I took the photo.






In this photo you can see the front -back and the spine-------------




Here is the spine showing the stitching over the tapes---------------------




This is the centre of the book not that you can see much really but you can see the stitched threads as they go in between the tapes that hold the pages into position.







I am very pleased with the finished book and I would advise anyone who has the opportunity to do this workshop with Isobel to do so--

11 comments:

Val said...

It looks wonderful Doreen - the texture on the back cover looks really deep and knarled in the photo. Is it a gift, or are you going to fill those pages yourself?

Sandy said...

What a nice job you have done with the journal.

Suztats said...

Very nice, Doreen! I like the colour and texture of the cover? What will go inside?

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a treasure! Very well done Doreen!! I don't know that I could ever mark in it.

Micki said...

It looks fantastic. Love the texture.

Kris said...

Lovely book! Texture and color...very inviting :)

Anneliese said...

You made a beautiful book, Doreen. It is really lovely and if you keep it or give it away it will be a joy for the one who keeps it in hands. I love fabric books.

Annet said...

I wish my journal looked this good on the outside! So pretty.

Elizabeth said...

That's lovely - handmade books fascinate me, I must have another go! Love your blog!

Aussie Jo said...

Gorgeous book Doreen, now I wished I had done the summer school class with Isobel!

maggi said...

Lovely Doreen. I would love to do a bookmaking class with Isobel.