Inspiration from Marney at our holiday get together set me in motion with my very own textured book cover. It all started with the Oct/Nov issue of Quilting Arts .
This is where Marney saw the Textured Book Wrap by Angie Hughes and gave it a try.
Once I saw hers I knew that I wanted to do my own, so I did.
The process was fairly simple although the weaving took a little time. Not too much to stop me from trying this awesome technique.
I used pieces of scrap fabric ( not scrap to me of course), some random ribbon pieces,
beautiful leftover fibers and lace.
Once the weaving was done I secured
it onto fusible interfacing and a synthetic
organdy. Synthetic because the "plastic"
part of it will melt when "torched" with a
heat tool. That was the cool part. Then I began
to sew. I decided to do a spiral
theme starting from the middle of
the piece and going outward.
That turned out pretty good since
I didn't want to end up with gloppy
fabric in the center. My way of having a "rule" of sort.
Only when it is all sewn do you start
in with the torching. The transformation
is breathtaking when the colors
from the base begin to appear through the
A few little applications of design around the edges
and a handmade cord completes the design.