I spent much of the week assembling the background of G is for Geography.
The first step was to finish sewing all the squares into strips.
To reassure the bookbinders in the audience, I would like to point out that all the squares are oriented with grain long in the vertical direction.
Here’s one of the strips with most of the folding done. The tips of those pointed corners still need to be folded under.
All five strips folded and the first two strips sewn together:
The Arturo paper is quite ‘springy’. While the folds lie relatively flat after a period of pressing under weight, I wanted things really flat, so I pasted all of the folds down.
One of the folds here needs a little more pasting!
This was the piece by Saturday morning,
and then by the end of the day.
After all those white pictures I thought a few colour images might be nice. The other project I worked on this week was the annual Beeston Calendar. I can’t show you pictures from it as that would spoil things for the recipients, so here are a few images from last year’s calendar. The title was Beeston’s Adventures in Lakeland, and featured pictures of Beeston getting himself into trouble. (It wasn’t always his fault.)
Some of the months:
I have carefully not included the image for December, as some recipients like to wait until the first of each month to look at the picture!