The wedding dress being done, and delivered, it's time to be doing other things.
Some studying is being done on a possible new project.
Proof of concept:
|And the cover stays on when the book is opened.|
I tried out stitches on another piece of the linen, using painter's tape to get some straight lines, and also tried out some colors of cotton floss and a couple of stitches.
|The 1" (2.5 cm) tape gives a straight line, and the blue tape is easy to remove and reuse. (It's a low-tack tape.)|
I'm not sure that the tape is the way to get a good diamond grid, though--perhaps just use the ruler to make the lines?
|Pale lavender: 1 strand, outline stitch. Pale green: 2 strands, chain stitch.|
Dark green: 2 strands, outline stitch. Purple: 2 strands, chain stitch.
Other fabric options have been suggested, like polyester doupioni or light polyester jacquard. I think the second might be harder to stitch through. And the first, while it's interesting to look at, might have a scary affinity for hand lotions when it's in use. It's not always easy to get oils out of poly fabrics. The linen can soak in Oxyclean, get a gentle rinse, and then soak in soap, followed up with a rinse bath or two in bowls of clean water. Then get drip dried--not tumble dried--and have almost no wrinkles at the end of the session. There will be too much built-in structure for machine laundering and drying of the covers.