Fabric Bookends

We recently added two DVD-rack shelving units to the living room, freeing up the bookcase that my dad made for me, to be actually used for books! I decided to make some fabric bookends, having stumbled upon them quite some time ago in JoshuaByOak‘s Etsy shop. I made them larger (7×5 inches), with heavy unbleached cotton duck-like fabric, applied the images using printable fabric transfers, and filled them with 6-lbs. of lentils. They turned out really well!

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I made four of them, but then realized that we really didn’t need that many bookends, as we had plenty of books to fill up the shelves! So now they’re more for decoration, which is fine by me.

My favorite is the one featuring anatomical skeleton illustrations — three images (torso, deer, praying) from William Cheselden’s Osteographia, and the other (sitting) from Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (“Elements of physiological anatomy applied to the fine arts”).

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