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Re: [BKARTS] creating bookcloth (et alia)



I use PVA glue allot and I've put a few coats of glue on the boards let it
dry then use a warm iron to attach the book cloth to the boards. Daved



----- Original Message -----
From: "Octavia Occult Publishing" <JamieJT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: creating bookcloth (et alia)


> Ed,
> Thus far our experiments have not used any form of paper backing - just
the
> cloth, paste, and board. It has worked out very well, thus far. (I still
> need to work on my patience a bit, but that has nothing to do with the
books
> themselves.)
>
> We have also begun experimenting with making our own bookboard, or
> "apprentice board" as its been called recently, out of misprinted paper
and
> scraps of cardstock. I've found it to be quite strong, so far, and will
> attempt a book with it in a few days. Thirty sheets of twenty pound bond
is
> the right thickness, as we've tried fiveteen and twenty, both seem too
thin.
> We're using a mixture of PVA and mache glue (water, flour, sugar, alum),
> which seems to hold nicely and hasn't gone bad yet...
>
> Which brings us to another note: We had a pot of paste we made last week,
> flour and water paste, boiled and sealed. The bloody thing exploded on us
> (we, not exploded, but fermented in the bottle until it started bubbling
out
> of the top of the jar.) Anything we can do to prevent this in the future?
I
> have only tried a couple of books with the goop, and am not sure whether
or
> not to just stick with the mache/PVA mixture or switch to using smaller
> volumes of flour paste, which I suppose is less likely to go bad if its
used
> up right away. (Didn't someone once mention that this stuff could last a
> decade?)
>
> Thank you all so much for your guidance. This has made my practice much
more
> effective than the library visits.
>
> RA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edward Stansell" <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 5:55 AM
> Subject: Re: creating bookcloth
>
>
> > Just out of curiosity; why does everyone think that bookcloth has to be
> paper
> > backed?  Paper backing relatively new.
> >
> > Ed
> >
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>  MDE - Innovation 2004: An International Bookbinding Design Competition
>                        60,000 Euro in total prizes
>               Full information at <http://www.mde2004.org/>
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>
>
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                       60,000 Euro in total prizes
              Full information at <http://www.mde2004.org/>
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