Monday, January 6, 2014

Judging A Book By It's Cover...

A 'finishing' idea for a punchneedle

This book would make a great journal, 
photo album or maybe a scrapbook, 
a guest book or a sketching book.

This is a 'Pro Art' book.  It measures 9in. x 11in.
(22.86cm x 28.04cm)
It has 80 snow white pages of medium weight 
art quality paper.
(These books are available at many craft stores,
such as A.C.Moore at a reasonable price.)

Upon completing your punchneedle piece,
press with an iron.

Trim edges of Weavers Cloth 
to approximately1.25 inches.  
Fold Weavers Cloth to back of piece 
and press with an iron.

Secure the Weavers Cloth to the back of your piece, 
using a good fabric adhesive.
(Elmer's Craft Bond for Fabric and Paper)
Allow to dry.

Spread fabric adhesive over 
the entire back of Punchneedle piece,
center / position on cover of 
the book of your choice.
Press into place and allow to dry.

This "finish" would also work
with vintage and yard sale books.

Soon to come...
'Finishing' your Punchneedle into a pillow.

Stitching away ;)


  1. Beautiful idea Rose...I've done that with photo albums but never thought of it for a journal! Beautiful needle punch. You always have great projects!

  2. Darn it Rose. I love all your needlepunch pieces and when I visit your blog am reminded that I haven't punched in months. Guess I'll not be able to have a nice pin, book cover, box cover or anything lovely unless I pull out my punch needles and thread, huh? One day.


  3. What a clever idea. It's beautiful.


  4. I love it Rose.
    I will learn this year for sure.
    Fun too.
    Woolie Warm Hugs..brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  5. What a great idea Rose and what a pretty journal to have for the new year. ~Nan

  6. Thanks Rose. I love punch needle but don't know what to do with the finished pieces. You can only frame so many. Keep these ideas coming and I will do more punch needle. I love this idea. Can't wait to see the pillow.

  7. What a good idea, I never now what to do with the punch needles I have finished,
    I have been meaning to ask, have you ever used at Oxford punch needle, the one with heels before? I am thinking of buying one but I have never seen anyone use on. I like my big needle punch my 10 I think is what I have so I just wondered if you had used one.

  8. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial Rose. Your needle punch project is lovely, the colours make the project pop!

  9. Such a wonderful way to make a beautiful book! There are so many wonderful things that this book could be used for! Very pretty!

  10. What a great use for a punch needle project - thanks for the instructions on making it!

  11. I am not good at finishing!! So I just keep punching & stitching anyway!! It's so intimidating but I do think I could do the beaded blanket stitch so I'm going to give it a try. Otherwise I just back then with wool & call it done....lazy!!

  12. the book is made so much more special with the addition of your punchneedle work. something I have never tried. I love to see something different (to me)
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs


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