A book that gets under your skin*

*Sorry! I know, I know, terrible pun.


I was commissioned by independent publishers Little Island Press to create the cover for Deirdre Sullivans incredible book. The book deftly straddles the gulf between adolescence and adulthood, and the cover had to reflect that, while this was told from a young adults perspective this was a mature and personal story. 


"Powerful, poetic and disturbing, Needlework is a girl’s meditation on her efforts to maintain her bodily and spiritual integrity in the face of abuse, violation and neglect.

Winner of a White Raven Award from the International Youth Library."