Thursday, October 4, 2012

From a Book piece is finished

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City

I have finished my From a Book themed piece.  In the end I decided to fashion it into a 3 dimensional book including both a front and back cover using stitches, glue and staples over a thick stretched canvas.  The piece itself is the front cover.  I added a bit of a frame top and bottom then wrapped it all over a piece of cardboard and glued it down, then I glued the cardboard down to the stretched canvas.  There is only glue on the overlapping fabric not the piece itself.
As I mentioned before I machine stitched the words along the spine of the book using my letter capability on my machine.

For the pages, I machine stitched lines on a long piece of fabric then wrapped it round the 3 edges of the stretched canvas and glued and stapled it on.  I plan to fashion a special label and place it on the back cover.  Hoping to incorporate a rainbow.
If I had thought ahead, I would have made the front cover to open and placed a photo from The Wizard of Oz inside but that idea came too late.   The construction part was challenging and it is not at all perfect but I am kind of proud that I was able to construct a 3 dimensional piece.  Other than my goddess dolls, I believe this is the first 3D piece I have made.

I am linking this post to the Needle and Thread Network's WIP Wednesdays.   To visit, just click on the link on your right (the red one!)


  1. So very unique and are off the charts with this one. I love the thought you put into the whole is great!

  2. That is so pretty!!!!!!!!1 I wish you could hear me giggling : )))

    I love that.
    ps- did you know the little linky threads between letters can be trimmed away? I just learned that! Check and see what your machine manual says first. Mine are meant to be snipped.

    That is so incredibly gorgeous!! I want to see the goddess dolls too... where are they?

    : ) Thank you for linking up!


  3. Great project....great inspiration for a book cozy.


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