November 15, 2011
Covered in Stitches Contest: vote for your favourite!
The Feeling Stitchy team had the incredibly hard task to select 10 embroideries entered for the Covered in Stitches Contest, for the public vote. Yes, it's now up to you, dear Feeling Stitchy readers, to choose your favourite Embroidered Book Cover!
Please click here to vote until the 22nd of November 12 pm CST. Please vote only once. Any duplicate entries will be disqualified.
But let's first meet the nominees (in no particular order) and find out what the judges had to say about the pieces in their reports!
The Great Gatsby by Broderies de Cecile "Love the eyes and lettering, so clean"
Superman by Huzzah and Fancy Pants "The lettering is perfect! Love the satin stitch"
Wynken, Blynken & Nod by Lisa Leggett "Brilliant stitching, shading and applique, you can feel the movement in this, it's got everything."
The Adventures of Tin Tin by Wendalene "I had to look closely at this one to see if it wasn't some kind of printed on fabric it looks that accurate, but nope, all stitching and shading, fantastic."
Dune by Funkembroidery "Muslin hand-dyed with kitchen spices? How awesome is that!"
Still Life with Woodpecker by Cappywanna "Brilliant choice of book cover, perfectly executed."
The Invisible Mountain by SpidersPaw "The creative use of fill stitching on this piece is mind blowing."
No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Embellisher "Fantastic recreation of the cover, yet with the stitching it somehow manages to look even better than the original, I love how textured it looks"
French Revolutions by the Stitchsmith "I like the different stitches used. Especially the little 'airflow' details on some of the letters."
Conte des Mille et Une Nuits by Coeurdefreesia "The face and the colors are wonderful, love the metallics"
Again, we were quite overwhelmed by the many great entries for this contest. We loved that many of you used techniques like fabric dying, tinting and appliqué to create the finished book cover. Another highlight was the crazy amount of fill stitching on many of the embroidered book covers! It was also lovely to see a couple of first time embroiderers among the contestants (and even making the final 10!).
Now go on, vote for your favourite!