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Re: parchment



Rick makes _excellent_ parchment and is a great person to work with.  I've
worked extensively with his calf vellum.

Samatha, do _not_ soak the parchment for your binding.  Simply fold the
parchment and crease it with a bone folder.

Pamela Rups
Computer Multimedia Specialist
University Computing Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
(616) 387-5016

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> From: Paul T Werner <ptw1@IS6.NYU.EDU>
> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:47:05 -0500
> Subject: Re: parchment
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Reply-to: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
>  <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Peter Verheyen wrote:
> > Parchment can be had from binding supply vendors such as Bookmakers and
> > TALAS.
>
> Or from some of the people who actually make it (Rick Cavasin in Canada, a
> kibbutz in Israel that makes excellent skins, etc.). Not that I'm not fond
> of middlepersons, but that the best parchment-makers can't really afford
> to go through middlemen anyhow: it's not worth the manufacturer's while to
> give discounts to the distributor and the distributor can't afford to
> mark up the best vellum and expect to sell it.
>
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