September 16, 2011

Book cover inspiration and a Contest update

Today I'm showing you some examples of embroideries I found on Flickr that were inspired by or based on book covers. These are not entries for the 'Covered in Stitches' Contest (and yes, there are already some entries!) but they certainly could be! 'Monster' was superbly stitched by Lauren on a tea towel.

'A Wrinkle in Time' is an embroidery made by Lynn. She used a cool book cover from the sixties as starting point  for her piece.

A very different approach is this mixed media piece made by Moxiedoll77. She embroidered on the leather book cover of a book called 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'.
I have great news for all the stitchers that are joining in the 'Covered in Stitches' contest. In addition to the wonderful collection of prizes we already had, we have an extra prize for the winning Book Cover! When Penguin Books learned about our Contest earlier this week, they kindly offered to send the winner the full set of the Penguin Classic editions with the Jillian Tamaki covers. Thank you Penguin Books!

Remember, if you have any questions about the contest, just want to say 'hello' to your fellow 'Covered in Stitches' stitchers or post a submission: visit the 'Covered in Stitches' Flickr group!


  1. These are lovely! I have a book coming out and I designed the cover of it too, I made it using fabric applique and freehand machine embroidery. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's in print! x

  2. oooh exciting! Be sure to share in the Flickr Embroidery Group when it's published so we can have a peek too! :)

  3. I love the "A Wrinkle In Time" embroidery! :)


  4. Iam excited to see all of the entries! I am inspired to enter--let's see how well I follow through!! ;)

  5. ARen't those Penguins nice people? What a great contest. So many projects, so little time. I'm loving these book cover embroideries. Wow.