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The sun is out and it’s still pleasantly cool so I took my homework outside. This sewing is more complicated than it looks, or I should say more difficult to get it as tight as it should be.
I also had some help, they found the end of my spool of sewing thread and well this was the result. :). Usually they play with stuff laying around, strips of paper/parchment/leather, scraps of thread etc.. and not with the thread I’m working with. Today the excitement of being outside was a bit much I guess. It doesn’t really bother me, I quite enjoy the company in fact..
Of course there are things I don’t want them to do, inspecting my work close-up for example. The things I’m working on are supposed to become ‘fine bindings’, cat hair won’t do. And she knows, she only does this when I’m away from my table for a couple of minutes.
This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.