[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: wax



             ***********************************************
          CENTRAL NEW YORK BOOK ARTS: TRADITIONAL TO INNOVATIVE
           See The Exhibition Online, And Order Your Catalog.
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>
             ***********************************************

I have found a significant difference between beeswax and paraffin
concerning thread tension in sewing.  Beeswax is stickier, and it seems to
help retain a consistent thread tension throughout the sewing process,
assuming of course that the sewing technique itself is not at fault.  I like
using beeswax for Japanese bindings, or bindings with a higher paper weight.
There have been times when I have found the "grabbing" tendency of beeswax
to be overkill and I use paraffin instead, usually on smaller and lighter
books.  If one has a tendency to sew their books too tightly, a problem
suggested by a significant concave spine after sewing, and also rounding
difficulty, then switching to paraffin may help.
Karen Pardue
WhiteRiver Studio

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com
[mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU]  On Behalf Of Ann Grasso
Sent:   Thursday, January 24, 2002 5:15 AM
To:     BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject:        wax

             ***********************************************
          CENTRAL NEW YORK BOOK ARTS: TRADITIONAL TO INNOVATIVE
           See The Exhibition Online, And Order Your Catalog.
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>
             ***********************************************

Hi all,

Perhaps it was because it was a weekend - or perhaps there is no real
difference - but I boldly place the quest again. Paraffin or bees wax when
waxing thread? Does it matter to conservators? Are there other
considerations? My thanks to Alice and one off line input!

Much thanks, A.

             ***********************************************
            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>

        To unsubscribe, type the following into the message body:
        UNSUB Book_Arts-L AND SEND TO: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
 Or click here <mailto:listserv@listserv.syr.edu?body=unsub book_arts-l>
             ***********************************************

             ***********************************************
            BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
            resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
                      <http://www.philobiblon.com>

        To unsubscribe, type the following into the message body:
        UNSUB Book_Arts-L AND SEND TO: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
 Or click here <mailto:listserv@listserv.syr.edu?body=unsub book_arts-l>
             ***********************************************


[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]