Needlework Book Covers

Book publisher Penguin is launching a new series of book called “Penguin Threads”. Penguin hired artist Jilian Tamaki, who first sketched and then hand-sewed the art on the cover of  three classic novels: Emma, Black Beauty and The Secret Garden. The final covers are sculpt-embossed in order to reproduce the tactile feeling of the original needlework. In the image above, you can see the beautiful cover for The Secret Garden. Below are the covers of two other novels:

I am a great fan of needlework, especially free embroidery. I find it relaxing. Don’t you think these covers will make readers want to grab the books in a bookstore?


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