I chose Frank Herbert's _Dune_ for my submission to the Covered in Stitches contest, largely because my boyfriend is a huge fan. Since the inspiration for the contest was the Penguin Threads book covers, I decided to make a whole book cover, too. The piece is a composite of lots of different _Dune_ images.
For added groan-worthy nerd humor, I hand dyed the strips of muslin that make up the sunset with various spices from my kitchen.
Although the contest deadline is today, I'm still planning to add a Fremen in a stillsuit to the back cover. I haven't included the plan for that as part of my submission, but if you're interested it's in my photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/funkembroidery/6323161161