Friday, October 7, 2011

Under the Covers

I have had this sketch book for a really long time, maybe 5 or 6 years.  For a long time it sat with only a couple pages drawn upon.  One day I picked it up and decided that it would serve as a "sketch/journal" for clothing design.  Inside it would house cut out pictures of clothing that inspired me, sketches of my own imagination and notes.  Basically an inspirational book to keep everything together in one place.

I had tore off the cover, that I created a collage on and didn't like, when I decided the new purpose of this sketch book.  For months it sat naked, without a cover...till the light bulb went off.  A crocheted cover! 

This cover is crocheted directly to the spiral binding.  The pattern was made up as I went along and hope to write it out to share.  For the final touch, used modge podge to stiffen yarn and create a hard cover.