Saturday, August 24, 2013

HT 6: Embroidered book jacket

Summer has been keeping me occupied and it still is. Many plans and projects have been left at a standstill, sometimes deliberately, sometimes unintentionally, while something else has taken over. One of the forgotten thoughts is my Handmade treasures series. I am reviving it in this post hoping to get it going on a more regular basis now that we are heading towards autumn and even worse.


This treasure is my latest handmade flea market find, a book jacket of linen with a light cotton lining and embroidered rowan fruit on the cover. This is the kind of handicraft that could never pass unnoticed by me. Every time I discover something like this I am amazed someone would want to get rid of such a delightful item. All the better for us who cannot get enough of them.



The folds are deep enough to make the jacket suitable for both thicker and thinner books. Too bad I don’t seem to have any time for novels these days. Maybe there will be some use for the jacket in a few months when the season I don’t care to mention yet is again entangling us in a state of not that welcome blues.




11 comments:

  1. What a delightful find! Maybe in the long hours of the unwelcome period that you do not like to mention you could embroider one bookcover yourself?

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    1. I'm afraid that won't happen, at least not in the coming season. I'm one of those who find it hard to start with a handicrafts if there are hundreds of other things needing your attention more urgently.

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  2. Ihanat pihlajanmarjakoristeiset kirjan suojakannet!!!!

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    1. Älä muuta sano! Tämmöistä ei voisi ikimaailmassa jättää kirpparilta pelastamatta.

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  3. A beautiful find, I'm glad it has a new home where it will be treasured.
    Sarah x

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    1. I'm so charmed by embroidery that I might actually try some myself one dark winter night.

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  4. Niin suloiset pihlajanmarjat!

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    1. Tänä vuonna niitä ei olekaan juuri puissa nähty, ainakaan meillä.

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  5. What a beautiful find, I love the linen the embroidery was done on and the embroidery itself is lovely.

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  6. As one of the stitchers on this project, I must say it has been AMAZING! I did not join till the end, but have had a fabulous experience. All I can say now is Thanks for letting me stitch and whats next?

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