Friday, July 30, 2010

Zebra book cover

My daughter is really into Zebras for some reason. So I decided to do a felted Zebra piece for her.
Don't tell her, cause she doesn't read my blog.  Anyway I decided a picture is not the right thing for her.
I wanted it to be something more functional. I decided last night on doing a book cover.  Using an old boiled wool sweater that has been repurposed I think that's what I will do.

I decided to make it for a composition book so she can replace the insides when she wants to.

This is the backside of the piece.  I did something I have never done before for this one. I bought a skein of yarn from Yarnbirds      .... Actually my daughter got it for me when she was visiting there, and its a good felting yarn. So I took the yarn, unwound the strands. It is a four strand yarn, and used the single strands with a felting needle to make the black of the Zebra.  The white is the prefelt that I used, and the eye is blue, cause I like blue, and the nose if of course a grey blend. I added the green as a background. I have to work out the details of the cover yet, but I thought this would be a fun way to use the piece and have it be functional.  Shhhh don't tell her......


  1. What a WONDERFUL idea!! I haven't been able to find pencil roving in every color that I'd like, and wool yarn is much more available!!
    Thanks so much!!

  2. Linda...this is great! The zebra is gorgeous.