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Re: [BKARTS] rabbit skin books!



Hi Bertha,

All the leather I use is nonliving...

John
----- Original Message ----- From: "bertha rogers" <bkrogers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:34 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] rabbit skin books!



Dear Friends,
Isn't it time we thought about making books from nonliving sources? There are many
wonderful and available alternatives to animal skins. What do other people think about
this?
Bertha Rogers


On 11 Oct 2005 at 19:59, Michelle wrote:

I just took a class in Nag Hammadi, which is papyrus books made with Kangeroo skin covers! It was fantastic and the "roo" skin is stronger than pig, yet very easy to work with. The sale of Kangeroo skin from Australia is legal now because there are so many Kangeroos that they are having controlled hunts in order to thin them out. Unfortunately I have found it to be quite difficult if not impossible to find here in the States and am looking at ordering from eBay or directly from Australia.

HTH,
Michelle M
Minnesota USA

Paul Bettinson <paul.bettinson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

However, I am very much interested in communicating the seriousness of the
history of book making with regard to animal 'materials'.


This text is to provide students (aged 16 up) with follow up information
after we were discussing rabbit skin as the sizing properties of painters'
canvases, calf, sheep and goat skins for parchment material.....
I would very much appreciate more informed information about this
topic.....
Also, where there have be bans on materials used etc?...


Be great to get information, links, sources etc!..
regards
--
Paul Bettinson
http://ncfab.org
Postboks 4703 Sofienberg
0506 Oslo
Norway
Tel: 0047 99534993

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