Yes Kate, it has felted down well and I’m pleased with it. After cutting open the seam I worked the felt until it was smaller and firmer and then I’ve added lots more stitching.
I kept with the running stitch in purple, red and orange and now really like the finished item, partially because of the texture created by the stitching. I know I like texture so it surprises me that I didn’t add more in the first place.
The picture above shows the back and you can now see that I’ve finished it by stitching along the edge in blanket stitch with a wool thread. It’s my favourite way of finishing notebook covers. I like to preserve the slightly uneven edge rather than cutting the felt and as I’m obsessive about the stitching not showing on the reverse I don’t need to line it either.
This little book is quickly finding a special place in my affections. In fact, you could say it’s become a favourite.