Friday, February 19, 2016

Embroidered book journal

Here is a project I finished recently. I took a piece of wool that I had dyed and couldn't bare to cut up into wool strips for a rug. I looked at it and began to see leaf and flower shapes that could be embroidered. It was great fun, and I got to learn some new stitches and practice ones I already knew.

Once the embroidery was done, I stapled two lined notebooks together and wrapped the wool around them, thus forming a cover for the notebooks. This is the result.

Front of the journal:

Back of journal:

I am always looking for ways to use the wool I dye. Of course, a lot of it goes to hooking and is sold, but some pieces just want to be used in a new way. I'll be using this little journal as a book log.

Please visit my Etsy site. I've listed a lot of wool this past week. Take a look and see what ideas come to mind.


Gayle said...

You have a great imagination to see those flowers in your dyed wool - kind of reminds me of finding shapes in the fluffy clouds of summer! Lovely job on the embroidery and a great new book journal! I love it!

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Thanks, Gayle. Believe, the shapes were a lot easier to see before the stitching!