My handlebar tape was getting kind of dirty and nasty, so I decided I’d try shellacing it.
That’s three coats of amber shellac over white cloth tape. I think it matches the leather pretty well.
My hardware store didn’t have any hemp twine, so I jused regular old bailing twine. I kind of like the way it turned out, but then I’ve always been a fan of the “wooly sasquatch” aesthetic.
The best part of the whole thing is that shellac is really just bug poop!