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Re: [BKARTS] Low cost leathers???



Siegel of Ca has all the same leathers as bookbinders workshop except for
the alum, and at much lower prices.

Siegel doesn't have a huge variety of bookbinding leathers, but what they do
have is good quality.

As for myself, I buy their tooling kips or natural calf and goatskin and dye
it myself. That way, I am assured of the color I want.

Beth Stegenga
Paternoster Row Books



-----Original Message-----
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collectedbooks
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 12:43 PM
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Subject: Re: Low cost leathers???


Try
http://www.bookbindersworkshop.com/
they also sell on Ebay, great prices, and really good stuff. Check out the
goat.

John

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Fatemi" <sjfatemi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Low cost leathers???


> Jim Karr wrote:
>> I've found a few places that have wonderful selections of leather,
>> however, the pricing is such that I really can't even begin to afford it.
>
> Jim --
>
> Have you tried Brettun's leathers in Maine?
> http://www.brettunsvillage.com/leather/
>
> I've bought a few pcs. from them, not for bookbinding, and they have
> an amazing variety. Also cheap, friendly, fast shipping. You can get
> on their newsletter list, at least.
>
> As with other "arts/crafts as business," if you can't afford the materials
> you need, maybe you should raise your prices? Re-vamp your
> marketing strategy? This is a constant topic in other crafts. Do you
> get Crafts Report? It's gotten a bit thin with the new publisher, but
> it always has good business-related articles.
>
> Good luck with your business!
>
>
> --
> Susan Fatemi
> sjfatemi@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
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