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Re: [BKARTS] Wheat Paste



When you line the entire cover do you have any problems with the paper bunching
 or trying to pull apart from the leather when the cover closes? If so do you
just "live with it" so to speak or do you take steps to mitigate the paper's
tendency to do that.

rj

--- Barbara Simler <moonbindery@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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