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>I am an amateur letterpess printer and also (as it happens) a sheep farmer.
>I am interested in the process of making vellum, but have been unable to
>find any specific information as to the process. Can anyone supply any
>practical information, or direct me to some sources that may help?
>'The Springbank Press'
What kind of sheep? Sheep bred for their wool ie Australian Merinos don't
make particularly good leather or vellum/parchment because the corium is
with lots of hair follicles.
A good text on vellum making is "Ancient Skins Parchments and Leathers" by
R.Reed 1972 Seminar Press ISBN 0-12-903550-5
Good Luck (wear a nose peg!)
Tait Bindery, Queanbeyan, Australia.
Senior Conservator of Objects
John Treloar Centre for Conservation Science
61 6 2416122