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[BKARTS] making bookcloth

	I have tried a number of methods for converting cloth into bookcloth, and there are several good ones.  This subject
comes up again and again on this list, and those methods are pretty well described in the BOOK_ARTS archive.
	This is the best one I've tried, and I use it again and again.
	1) Iron the cloth
	2)  Apply Heat n Bond Lite (available by the roll from JoAnn's fabrics online) to the material, using a moderate iron.
	3)  Strip off the Heat n Bond backup paper.  (I use this silicone impregnated paper for many things.)
	4)  Iron on a supporting back of archival tissue paper. (Available from an Art supply store, or even a Dollar Store.  I
have tested the $1 packages of wrapping tissue from Dollar Stores.  Strangely enough,  the tissue is acid free.)
	5)  Trim.
	You now have honest to God bookcloth, a bookcloth that has the right heft and is impervious to glue.  Seems to work
with any fabric. 
	There is a shop on Walnut Street in Philadelphia which maintains a scrap bin full of exotic fabrics of 1-2 yards
dimensions, $1 apiece.  A wonderful way to have access to a world of bookcloth.

bdesigns28 wrote:
> Hello Everyone
> Again I'm really appreciative of the responses I get to my problems as
> I progress further up the skills ladder, in bookbinding...so thankyou
> to everyone.
> This week sees yet another quandry. I am working on a couple of
> projects at the moment which involve covering a book with
> silk/polyester material and the like...not bookcloth....and I've been
> trialling a few methods to get the best turn-in and am coming a bit
> unstuck. Now I haven't been backing the cloth, as I haven't found I've
> had too, as I apply padding to the cover and simply stretch it over
> the edges, so it does get a little fiddly, especially working with
> glue as well.
> I have trialled the traditional method I use for paper and bookcloth
> and it seems to be the best (certainly of the ones I've trialled), but
> with a little more time and effort needed, but I wondered if anyone
> had a method that gives a great finish or that they use that works for
> them.
> Thanks Again
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