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Re: Iron-on backings
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Iron-on backings
- From: "D. Guffey" <dguff@RAZORLOGIC.COM>
- Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 14:15:48 -0500
- Message-Id: <199801311915.LAA15480@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
At 06:05 PM 1/30/98 EST, you wrote:
>Has anyone ever used pelon or a similar fabric iron-on? ....
I used "Heat & Bond" to adhere my handmarbled silk in making a blank book
(sewn in the traditional manner). This was an experiment, not meant to be
archival, just to see if it would work.
I ironed the "Heat & Bond" first to the back of the silk, then I removed the
paper backing and literally ironed the material to the boards (front cover,
spine, back cover all in alignment) covering them as you would with a normal
bookcloth binding. Using the first and last pages of the signatures as end
pages, I pasted in the signatures to the covers and then covered the inside
of the covers with more silk with the "Heat & Bond" backing (again, ironing
over the blank end pages).
With the exception of pasting in the endpages, the entire book cover was
"Heat & Bond" is the commercial name of the product, available at most
fabric stores. It comes in 3 weights, I would recommend the middle weight.
I prefer it over "Stitch Witchery" which is more "web like" in its
construction than the "Heat & Bond".