.................. and this is the Grungebord hinge which I am determined to use as a closure though I haven't worked out exactly what to poke through that little hole to hold the book shut.
A view of the back cover.
I lined the cover with this fabric paper made from Beryl Taylor's instructions in her lovely book 'Mixed Media Explorations'. I was hooked on making fabric paper at one time and had so much I thought I'd never use it all, but suddenly it has nearly all gone.
I thought about binding the edges to neaten them and protect the fabric paper, but decided on the simple option and just zigzagged round everything. I wasn't sure if the sewing machine would cope with all the lumps and bumps of scrim plus heavy vilene and fabric paper, but I took it gently and all went well, and it looks much neater and less obvious and fussy than a binding.
I came across this very robust and rustic looking paper and decided to stitch my pages to it to hold them together. It worked very well and I just had to use the zipper foot to machine through all the layers down the edges of the spine - cover, lining and this rustic paper - to attach it all together.
All that remains now is to work out a way of holding the book closed. All attempts so far have proved unsuccessful but I have one more idea to try. I'll let you know if it works.
I've nearly completed another module of coursework, then I can play with my goodies on the embellisher. I shall be scared of wasting such lovely fibres but, as the old saying goes, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs!