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Re: [BKARTS] Decorated Bookcloth



Hi Maxine,
I always make my book cloth when I want to use something different.
Back your cloth with fusible web and on top of it acid free tissue
(available from conservation catalogs) and iron on the side of the tissue.
It looks very professional and beautiful.

Angela O. Harkavy
Angelbound
124 Monroe View Trail
Sanford, FL 32771
Tel: 407-302-1378


----- Original Message -----
From: "Maxine Farkas" <maxquilts@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: Decorated Bookcloth


> >Thank you for responding to my inquiring about decorated bookcloth. Does
> >anyone have a recommended brand of fusible webbing to use? I have tried
> >to
> >make my own bookcloth before, and it always seems, well, less than
> >professional. I think I must be using the wrong brand. Do you just put
> >the
> >fusible backing on and adhere the bookcloth directly to your boards? Does
> >the glue not show through on the finished product? Is there a way of
> >putting a tissue paper backing on fabric with it still remaining smooth?
> >Well, there must be, obviously, but how can I do it myself? Also, J.J.,
> >your brocade covers sound beautiful, which leads me to ask about putting
> >fusible webbing on brocade- does the heat not ruin the brocade? Sorry
> >about
> >all of the questions, I just really want to get this right.
>
>
> While I haven't had a ton of experience using 'regular' fabric as
> bookcloth
> . . . I have had years of working with fabric and fusible web.
>
> For fusible web . . . in addition to Wonder Under, there is stitch
> witchery
> (which has no backing paper) and steam a seam 2 which is repositionable.
> There is also bonash powder which is a heat activated fusible powder.
>
> Success with using fabric and glue has a lot to do with the density of the
> weave and the weight of the fabric.  The denser the weave the easier it is
> to glue the fabric directly to board without mishap.  I have also found
> that
> when using a fabric with a lot of drape, it helps considerably to iron the
> fabric and apply a light coating of spray starch to give the cloth some
> body
> and stiffness.
>
> With a looser weave, I would fuse to a fusible interfacing, which comes in
> a
> variety of weights, before gluing.  Or fuse to a rice paper.
>
> I have tried fusing fabric directly to board, but have found that the heat
> of the iron can be problematical . . .
>
> Maxine
>
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