They say you should never judge a book by its covers, but boy, there are some beautiful book covers out there!
It's pretty difficult to pick out the best, but definitely among the top for me are Penguin Threads Collection. Each of these book covers were stitched over the course of 2 months by artist Jillian Temaki.
Anyone who knows me will know I adore handmade crafts, especially embroidery. Combine that with my love of reading, and you might understand why I'm drooling over these awesome book covers.
Each book cover incorporates elements of the stories into their design. For instance, on the back cover of “The Wind in The Willows”, Toady's repeated lines “poop poop” are incorporated into the design.
The cover of Little Women is made to resemble an embroidered sampler, which just adds to the old-world magic of Louisa May Alcott's story.
Apart from the book covers I have shown you, Jillian has also created embroidered covers for the classics Emma and Black Beauty. She clearly is an incredibly talented embroiderer, and her work is just so compelling (especially for someone who loves craft AND reading! Squee!!)
What do you think of these covers? Which is your favourite among Jillian's embroidered book cover designs? If you could pick a book to have an embroidered version of its cover created, what would it be? Share your thoughts in our comments section.