Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Embroidered Books

I received a wonderful present from a good friend that I just have to share with you. My friend sent me two novels, Little Women and Emma. I have read these books before and the stories are certainly not new but the presentations of these books are.

The covers have been embroidered and then sculpt embossed so you can feel the texture of the embroidery as you hold the book.

The books feel solid and the pages feel thick and almost hand made.

This is what the books look like on the back.

Even the inside  flaps on the covers are embroidered.

When you open the book you can even inspect the back of the embroidery.

These books have been published by Penguin Threads and are a series of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions.

The embroidery on Emma was done by Jillian Tamaki and the embroidery on Little Women was done by Rachell Sumpter

They have other books in the series, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, The Wizard of Oz and Wind in the Willows.

In our age of digital books maybe there will still be a place for special books.

Bye for now,


Little House on the Hill said...

Wow what an amazing book and an awsome present to be given.

Linda Steele said...

I was very lucky to receive them, what a kind friend I have.