My second embroidery journal is complete!

embroidery journal


So, this journal didn't grow that big, after all.


I really felt like wrapping it up, there was a strong sense of... fulfillment, so to say?


embroidery journal


All the works found their place inside the journal. I liked how they matched being paired up together and didn't want to drag it out anymore just to incorporate a couple of other old embroidery pieces that I didn't even have a vision for in this journal.


Besides, I wanted to make a journal cover already, and check if my idea would work! :)


embroidery journal

embroidery journal


And I think it worked well, alhamdulillah. Basically, it is a “sheet” that is double the size of the journal with a couple extra centimeters added to the center to accommodate the spine comfortably.


The method of joining the cover with the pages is a little different though. 


In this case, both the journal cover and a page were already treated with buttonhole edging, and I joined them by sliding my needle in between them while wrapping the thread around the shaft.


embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal


I probably should do a tutorial some time because the explanation above is frankly lacking :D


By the way, if you missed any posts on this topic, check out embroidery journaling tag and see how it came to life in stages!


And now, let's see how it looks inside:


embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal

embroidery journal


This journal is a true delight, I'm just so happy that something cute came out of my lockdown slumber :D


Also, the new method of “binding” seems to be both functional and fun! I still have to practice a lot to make it neater, but even at this stage I'm totally pleased with the look :)


Journal #3, wait for me!


9 comments

  1. Wow nice work Amina. superb hand embroidery work and thank you for share. also
    I have taken this initiative to help peoples by my own designs on my website and channel link below.

    https://www.nayanacraft.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnFERZBssc&list=PLYS-fTYXHbq0HhoWk_mxfM3wX639Krfuw

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  2. This journal is charming Amina, how much love and delicacy, it invites to discover all the details in every page. Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. So lovely and what a wonderful way to save your stitching rather than just putting it in a drawer like I tend to do! Your work is so inspiring - thanks for sharing!!

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    1. That's what I used to do too! :D well, I still have some stuff lying in the drawers, but at least the majority of it now has a new place :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this idea and for the inspiration. I may give it a try as I have some pieces that need a home :)

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  5. My goodness! Your journal is a true masterpiece! I am in awe!

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  6. Congratulations.. for your new journal. Its amazing like every of your design of digitizing embroidery project. Great Job Amina.. Keep doing great work.

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