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Re: [BKARTS] paper-backed bookcloth DIY?

Putting paper on the cloth is just giving yourself an extra job to no real

Instead you'll find it works well to put pva on your boards, and then lay
that straight to the cloth. Works with cotton, linen, and should work with
the regular run of poly-whatever cotton substitutes.

Graham Moss
Incline Press
36 Bow Street
Oldham OL1 1SJ  England

> Hello list,
> I've recently become very dissatisfied with the book cloth available
> to me and my budget from local art stores, and I'm wondering about
> making my own paperbacked book cloth. I have tried "winging it" with
> little success. Does any one have any resources or recommendation on
> how to use my own fabric to make a paperbacked book cloth?
> What sort of paper/glue should i use? I find pva soaks thru the
> fabric and makes it look stiff and glued. I haven't tried hide glue
> yet but that's the next experiment. I tried some fabric scraps on
> typing paper, which wasn't bad but there are disadvantages to using
> typing paper since it's not meant to be around for a long time. Tried
> some thin drawing paper, but even thin drawing paper from a sketch
> pad was too heavy for his application.
> Should I starch the back of the fabric before gluing it to the paper?
> (I thought of that this morning in my half awake half dreaming state
> right after Bob Marley was my Grandfather, lol) maybe it would keep
> the glue from soaking thru.
> Any guidelines, advice or straight up step by step instruction would
> be great! Thank you!
> J. Elizabeth

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