I made my first book cover this week, with a resist to make the flaps. Recycled silk scarf (from a charity shop) on 2 thin layers of beige merino. Pleased with the fit as I estimated shrinkage by eye. The only problem is that in checking the fit I got some of the book pages damp so I think I’ll have to buy a new notebook! Fortunately it was a cheap one that I chose because it has rather nice copper coloured edges
Beautiful! You were very brave to make it in one piece - and clever to estimate the shrinkage correctly.
Thanks, Lyn. I don’t want to exaggerate my skills - I took a paper template of the cover then cut the resist bigger - it’s just that I eyeballed the increased size rather than measuring and/or doing a sample. It’s a small book (A6?) so I thought I didn’t have too much to lose.
That is great Lindsay, lovely colours. I bought some A6 books to sell along side the A5 size. It is nice to offer a choice. The A6 just seem to fit snuggly in your hand. Will you sell it or is it for you?