I am a big fan of Primitive Betty's blog. A few weeks ago I saw that she had been given a needlebook by Ginger of http://primitivesbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com. It was an adorable rug punched sheep on the front and equally sweet lettering that spelled W o o l and a cute heart on back. I don't know Ginger but I wrote her on her blog and asked her if there was a pattern for this needlebook she could direct me to or I could buy from her. Very kindly she wrote back right away and not only told me that the design is from a Frank Bielec class but she had written him permission to send me the pattern on email and so she did.
Well, I didn't document it but what I need is a book that holds a big variety of needles. So I wanted a thick book and used three pieces of wool in various shades of red, rose and terra cotta, cut them slightly smaller than the length/width of the book, machine sewed each piece of wool around the edges to keep it from fraying and then sewed it down the middle of the middle. Then I whip stitched the front cover to the back cover with red yarn, same as from the heart (just in the middle, though, so the book would lay flat). Then hand sewed a few stitches in the divided middle of the layers of wool, just enough for it to be still flexible, and buried the thread in the whipped wool. WHEW! Seriously, it seemed like this project took F O R E V E R but it was great to learn something new, experiment with fibers, and it was really super fun to make! The finished book is about 5.5"x 4.5" and is piled 2" high without needles in it.