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Re: Linen thread thread
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Linen thread thread
- From: "Irina A. Gorstein" <gorshtey@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
- Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 13:31:04 -0400
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- Message-Id: <199708111731.KAA10310@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I am not sure if this information is going to be helpful to anyone but I
dye linen thread using acrylic colors. I soak thread in alcohol
overnight to get rid of all sizing and waxing and then make a solution
of pigment and water (consistency of ink) and soak thread in it for a
couple of days. Then I hang thread vertically until dry. It's helpful to
also apply methyl cellulose on it to size the thread after dying it.
This method always worked fine.