This needlebook was designed to celebrate Valentine's Day and the hopeful coming of Spring.
The piece begins with fusing one of RibbonSmyth's Valentine Pack images to a light peach brocade fabric. The image is a Victorian calling card image featuring a hand and dove. I've added variegated silk ribbon stitches with velvet leaves and vintage mother of pearl disks. The book has been outlined with ivory velvet ric-rac. The inside wool pages feature a silk ribbon spray in the center of the needle book.
I've added ribbon ties using RibbonSmyth dyed vintage rayon tape.
I've used a purple wool for the needlebook pages, that came from a wool blazer. The wool was cut into strips and machine-felted. Great way to recycle fabric. Purchase wool blazers or coats at thrift stores and create your own wool stash for very little money.