I made this delightful book cover a few weeks ago. Whenever I remembered to tell you about it the weather was too grey for photos and when it was good weather I forgot I needed a photo. Finally got my act together yesterday and nipped out into the wonderful afternoon sunshine.


The main fibre is North Ronaldsay a rare breed sheep. The last batch I had of this was much greyer but this is a lovely gentle colour and suits the hand spun Soay yarn which adorns it.


Laying it out in the lattice pattern took quite a while but I’m very happy with how it’s turned out. You probably can’t pick it up from the photos but the yarn provides a slightly raised texture too. It’s a single ply yarn which hasn’t been washed so it did want to twist and turn on the background  moving out of place until I got it wet and soapy when it relaxed and stayed put.


The soft pink of the recycled buttons flatters the wool and the space dyed pink yarn adorning the edge really lifts the whole cover and finishes it off wonderfully. Hubby says it looks quite Edwardian, do you agree? I had intended to call this one Lattice but am now wondering if another name would be better. Suggestions welcome.

2 Replies to “Edwardian?”

  1. What a beautiful book cover, the colours really complement each other and the yarn does give a lovely texture.
    (It reminds me of a wafer biscuit! Always thinking of food -perhaps I should get my breakfast!!)
    Ali x

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