Cutwork Covers

If you love to alter existing books or give old books a new lease of life try Laura’s technique for using decorated felt to create a gorgeous book wrap. In this video she shows how she takes embroidered, appliquéd and stitched felt fabrics to transform old book covers with cutwork. You’ll discover how she uses the contents of the book to inform her design choices and how much she hides and what she reveals of the original. You’ll see how she uses a quick layer of paint to obscure the existing detail or change colour and how she creates an interesting outline to make a boring book jacket beautiful!

Approximate run time: 22 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

If you love to alter existing books or give old books a new lease of life try Laura’s technique for using decorated felt to create a gorgeous book wrap. In this video she shows how she takes embroidered, appliquéd and stitched felt fabrics to transform old book covers with cutwork. You’ll discover how she uses the contents of the book to inform her design choices and how much she hides and what she reveals of the original. You’ll see how she uses a quick layer of paint to obscure the existing detail or change colour and how she creates an interesting outline to make a boring book jacket beautiful!
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If you love to alter existing books or give old books a new lease of life try Laura’s technique for using decorated felt to create a gorgeous book wrap. In this video she shows how she takes embroidered, appliquéd and stitched felt fabrics to transform old book covers with cutwork. You’ll discover how she uses the contents of the book to inform her design choices and how much she hides and what she reveals of the original. You’ll see how she uses a quick layer of paint to obscure the existing detail or change colour and how she creates an interesting outline to make a boring book jacket beautiful!
To access this post, you must purchase Handmade Books.