Silk Book Covers
A few months ago, Alice decided to organize her volumes of journals and kept coming across odd poems here and there. She organized these into book form, found out that could be bound into a book at a reasonable price, and decided to have one made for each of her children for Christmas. I told her I would make covers for them in order to personalize them further. I did up the drawing on the right in my trusty Liz Plummer Moleskine notebook.
I then went off in search of fabric. Of course, it had to be my hand-painted silk fabric and had to be a good weight to endure book handling. I used some shantung pieces that were completely colorset and laundered. The cover fits over the books notebook style, with a pocket on each side for the covers to slide into. There is an overlap flap to fasten the books closed with a beautiful button on each one. The button on the blue one is a spectacular glass one, purchased from Designs by Christine (who like Liz Plummer is a fellow Boomer Etsy team member) months before I had any idea what I’d use it for. I’m pleased with the wonderful accent it provides the book cover — serendipity!
And here are the two finished books. Taa daaa!
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