Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yarn-Embelllished Journal Cover- Part 2 of 2

Trimming the opening into a pleasing shape.

 
The 'barbed wire' yarn up close! :)



The open journal cover... 
 
...and closed, with a standard composition book within.

 
Because I wrapped the yarn around the resist...

 
...even the inside of the cover looks nice!

 
As you can see, the pre-felt and yarn completely and easily felted into the piece...

 
...one of the big advantages to working inside-out, as I often do.

 
After blocking and drying the piece...

...I trimmed an opening in the felt (to make it easier to insert the journal).

I like to use standard, marbled Composition Books for the paper within...

...since they're easy to find and replace if the first one gets filled with sketches or notes.

I gave this journal to an 'old school', Italian mason who did some work for me recently...

...and he is now using it to store client phone numbers and project ideas.

Next time: a finished WIP...

...I found the perfect button for my eco-dyed purse! :)

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11 comments:

KB Design said...

Leider nur Deutsch: Die Idee ist einfach wunderbar und ich werde mich gleich an die Arbeit machen, denn das ist Inspriation pur. ♥Danke♥.

Liebe Grüsse
Brigitte

Heather Woollove said...

Brigitte--I'm looking forward to seeing your journal cover when you try one! XXO-

Rachel said...

It's wonderful - and a great design for the recipient!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thank-you! My mason doesn't have a computer or I-Phone, so physical note-keeping is still a way of life with him...otherwise, this may not have been an ideal gift. :)

Andria said...

I love what you have created! So beautiful and useful.

Kelly said...

Love! How did you get it to fit your notebook the first time? I have so many covers that never end up fitting any of my comp. books! I like the process of wrapping the resist in the yarn. If you ever need more yarn, let me know!
I signed up for a class using yarn and nuno felting. So maybe that will help me bust this stash!

Heather Woollove said...

Andria--I'm glad that you like this one! I have several more coming up in the weeks ahead, too!
XXO-
Kelly--You know how I feel about your yarn
(covet!). :)

FeltersJourney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather! How lovely that your mason is using it already :)
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks! I found the green a very soothing color to work with for some reason...and I'm glad that it won't just be shoved in a drawer somewhere! :)

Terrie said...

Terrific! Simply good idea of yarns and leaves. Love the nature look. Holding and writing with it is so pleasing!

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thanks! Leaves always make me happy, too! :)