Monday, September 7, 2015

Needlework Book Covers

Book publisher Penguin UK have republished several of their popular recent fiction books with new covers and titled the series ‘Penguin by Hand’.

Some of the titles featured in the series are:

The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards; cover by Dominique Falla

The Help by Kathryn Stockett; cover by Brenda Ripple

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake; cover by Jenny Hart

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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak: Cover by Emma Ruth Hughes

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The new covers make use of handwork techniques such as embroidery, crochet and quilting in their design and heavy embossing to give ‘feeling’ to the paper cover. The books look very tactile. Hopefully they will be available in the US soon too.

Maybe we need to find a title that could have smocking and heirloom sewing on the cover to add to their collection?

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