[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Make Weights!
- From: Betty Storz <storz@MCN.ORG>
- Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 19:34:35 -0700
- Message-Id: <199907170233.TAA18642@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I wrapped my bricks in contact paper, but the ziploc bags are a good idea.
No one should have to spend money for fancy weights. Use a can of nails, a
jar of nuts and bolts, a box of books, a gallon of paint, anything. Today,
in moving things around in my workroom, I found the 2 lb. coffee can we had
been saving coins in. It weighed 10 lbs., perfect for a weight.
I made a muslin bag, 12" x 6", filled it with 4 lbs of salt (it happened
that sea salt was cheaper so that's what I used, but it doesn't have to
be). I sewed it shut and made a heavier cover for it. It's perfect to use
to weight down a newly lined back, fits the contour well. (One could use
beans or a grain, but if it should get too damp and sprout, you'd be in
trouble! Maybe you could put the beans in a ziploc bag first!
Betty Storz email@example.com