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Re: [BKARTS] Instructions for "homemade" book cloth sought-gelatin



But doesn't anything like gelatin or wheat/rice paste lend itself to
insects?

Les


Leslie A.Miller
ORIGINAL PAPERCUTS
Midway Studios
15 Channel Center Street, #309
Boston, MA 02210
www.originalpapercuts.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Alan
Shalette
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 2:05 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Instructions for "homemade" book cloth sought


I've seen some beautiful and sturdy coverings made by Cary Peck of Boulder
CO.

She used "ordinary" (decorated, actually) cloth easily found in fabric
stores and coated it with a thick solution of unflavored gelatin (found in
any supermarket).

Alan Shalette



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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Phillips, Carrie
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:46 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Instructions for "homemade" book cloth sought


Can anyone recommend some books/websites/other documentation that could
describe how one can make book cloth from various kinds of fabric, in
hobbyist language?

I have read the short essay on this topic on page 368 of Keith Smith and
Fred Jordan's book, _Sewn and pasted cloth and leather bookbinding for
book artists requiring no special tools or equipment_, where Keith
describes a process of gluing text-weight paper to a piece of fabric.
The description is good, but I need a bit more detail on how this is
done, and specific types of fabric and paper that are good to use in
such a process.  I'm very much a book arts rookie, and though I am
slowly learning the trade jargon, instructions in more "average jane"
language would be helpful to me in getting started.

Thanks in advance for your help!  :o)

Carrie

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