September Page: Ways of Working/Part 4
The principle beading is finished. Now what?
The piece has bits of cat hair, my hair, pencil marks, and so on - so into its own little bubblebath it goes.
All nice and shiny and almost dry, the corners are trimmed to reduce the bulk.
The corners get whipstitched together as the edges are turned back and pinned into place (a thin line of Gem-Tac is run along the inner creases first).
Meanwhile, the leather backing is prepared by inserting grommets across the top, then slathering it with a very thin coat of Gem-Tac.
The pins get removed and the piece is sandwiched firmly together. The page is left to dry and bond overnight.
The edges are whip-stitched together with beads, and
TA DA!! Another page accompli!
Sorry no poem this time. I've got an APB out for my muse . . .