The fabric book has finally been finished, I completed the binding of the pages last night. I’m fairly pleased with it, but as always , if I were doing it again some things would be done differently. There are eight pages inside the cover, each one demonstrates a technique learned at Nifty Needles, the EG interest group that focuses on non traditional embroidery techniques.
The pages are bound with a simple stitched Japanese binding.
Each page is backed with a hand-dyed fabric, and the edges finished with buttonhole stitch.
Each facing page has a label with the name of the piece, and details of how it was made.
The background fabric for the covers was made by enclosing a piece of wool prefelt between two layers of hand dyed silk, stitching them together by hand and machine, then felting the three layers together. It is a lovely texture to touch.