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28 Feb 2015

Morning Glory Book Cover

My interpretation of the Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, USA

It is a pool with hot water that is coloured by the heat loving algae growing on it.

The name was given because of its resemblance to a morning glory flower.

The colours are smashing in nature (and on my picture)

 


I used a very coloured home-dyed fabric, very blue piece of lint fabric

and covered it with a coloured piece of Lutradur -

sewed around it in tentacle and other shapes, cut out pieces to show the "tentacles"

and embellished it with handstitches and very few beads.

I was searching for something to make a book cover and found it in my box

of little works. It was there for about 6 years.

 

And here it is - the bookcover - by chance it had the right dimensions.

The colours are very close to the original.

 

I only added two strips of fabric to keep the book firmly inside.

 

 

 

This is the bookcover panel.
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And I made more - on the left you can see part of the postcard
I worked with.
 
The bookcover

 

The colours however are not at all like my panels. I can't get it

better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 comments:

  1. Hi Anneliese,
    it is beautiful, I love it. You captured the colours so well. I think it is a pleasure now to have your book cover around :-)
    xx

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  2. fabulous color and design. i love it. i go through my pile of old stuff every once in awhile and lo and behold i find something i can use.

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  3. Wow! those are great Anneliese. I love the colours, and the stitching and design. You are one very clever lady.

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  4. This is so Summery! Love it! xxx

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  5. So beautiful Anneliese. The co,ours, the texture, everything. I love it all

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  6. All is said yet, I can only add: really beautiful.

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  7. These are gorgeous, Anneliese! LOVE the colours.

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