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Re: [BKARTS] Wheat Paste



Yes, I do long stitch, also cross stitch bindings. I usually just use paper
on the sides facing the book, but sometimes line the entire cover--depends
on the project.

Barbara


On 1/8/08, rj <h9022@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Sounds like you have done what I want to do. Are you doing something like
> a
> long stitch binding?  If that is it do you line the entire leather cover
> in
> paper or just the the sides facing the book block or what.
>
> rj
>
> --- Barbara Simler <moonbindery@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > I use leather to make books with limp bindings, so don't usually use
> > adhesives at all, except sometimes to attach endpapers to the inside of
> the
> > covers. PVA has worked pretty well for this, but I can definitely see
> how it
> > would be important to use paste if you're doing hardcover books. Next
> time
> > I'm attaching endpapers, I think I'll try out the PVA/paste mix and just
> > paste options, and see how they work.  Thanks for your comments!
> >
> > Barbara
> >
> > On 1/7/08, Carol Pratt <jcpratt@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > Paste allows the leather to be manipulated in a way that isn't
> > > possible with PVA.  With proper paring pasted corners become nearly
> > > invisible, and the leather moulds to the boards.  Endcaps are easy to
> > > shape, and the leather stays where you've put it, while it was wet.
> > >
> > > Signa's description of the process is very good, but it does take
> > > practice to do it well.  Like most skills, it isn't quite as easy as
> > > it sounds or looks, but it's the best way to adhere leather.  I
> > > wouldn't do it any other way.
> > >
> > > Leather tanned for purposes other than bookbinding may not work with
> > > paste, which is why most of us don't use the odd stuff.
> > >
> > > Carol Pratt
> > > Eugene, OR
> > > ======
> > >
> > > On Jan 7, 2008, at 3:43 AM, Scott Coutts wrote:
> > >
> > > > Barbara Simler wrote:
> > > >> On 1/6/08, Scott Coutts <scott.coutts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Do
> > > >> you find
> > > >> that the paste/PVA combination works best for pasting paper to the
> > > >> flesh
> > > >> side of leather? I have used straight PVA, which is flexible
> > > >> enough to work
> > > >> pretty well. I'm just wondering what advantage there is to adding
> > > >> paste to
> > > >> the PVA (other than extending the drying time).
> > > >
> > > > I do use it primarily for extending the drying time, but I think it
> > > > soaks into the leather a bit better too. I like to have the paste
> > > > soak into the leather quite well. Also, I use paste+pva for a lot
> > > > of my work so it's convenient :)
> > > >
> > > > Scott
> > > >
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Barbara Simler
Moon Bindery
Kamloops, BC
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