weekly bundle: book covers on felt

threesome of bookcovers

A couple of months ago, I bought a piece of merino wool felt fabric from a vendor at a fiber fair. I love the texture and its softness, plus it is great for sewing and eco printing. I thought I would try making eco printed book covers.  In an afternoon, you can print, cut and sew up several covers. Each cover is unique, hence, these eco-print book covers make a lovely, personalized gift for the holidays.

A collage below shows many of the prints made from the following leaves: prunus, Mexican marigold (tagetes lucida), liquidambar, eucalyptus, redwood pine needles.

prunus leaf, Mexican marigold (tagetes lucida)

prunus leaf

Mexican marigold

liquidambar styraciflua, eucalyptus

eucalyptus, blue stains from waste yarn

liquidambar styraciflua and tied string markings. Bluish stain came from a denim material that I cut into long piece for tying.

beautiful shape from liquidambar styraciflua

liquidambar styraciflua, and redwood needles I picked in the woods

redwood pine needles, prunus leaf

left out to dry on the fence

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4 Responses to weekly bundle: book covers on felt

  1. They are lovely!
    I use Mexican marigold in prints too! I love the way it looks (a nice compensation for the fact that it didn’t give me the ‘day of the dead’ flowers that I thought it would).

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