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Re: [BKARTS] book cloth



You can also lay a sheet of the paper in question flat on a table and
fold it length and then width-wise. Be gentle, but give it a push. The
fold offering the least resistance is the one running parallel with the
grain direction.

Is this a good method, by the way?

Cal Smith
Thinker Publications
http://www.interstroom.nl/~cals

Betty Storz wrote:
>
> Most HANDMADE Japanese paper does not have a discernable grain direction and
> it might not matter when you are pasting it to back fabric. If the paper is
> machinemade, it's a different story. Don't take it for granted. Test first
> by pasting samples with the grain of the paper in different directions. If
> the fabric wrinkles or bubbles, the paper grain is in the wrong direction.
>
> Betty
>
> ---- Original Message -----
> From: "Emily Reiser" <emily@REISERDESIGN.COM>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 9:51 AM
> Subject: [BKARTS] book cloth
>
> > Trusted Book Arts People -
> > Does anyone know, when making book cloth, is grain direction important? I
> > had assumed that the grain direction of the paper should line up with the
> > selvages of the fabric, but does it really matter? I am doing the
> > traditional method of adhering fabric to Japanese washi paper with wheat
> > paste.
> >
> > Thank you for your expertise,
> > Emily Reiser
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