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Re: [BKARTS] Backing up fabric



Maybe interleaving paper. It is lightweight and archival.

Cathy Hunt



----- Original Message ----
From: Peggy Skycraft <peggy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:59:35 PM
Subject: [BKARTS] Backing up fabric

I am doing hand marbled silks for a client who is to make very large  
boxes for 17 photo portfolios. This fabric must be backed to make  
assembly sensible. I am  not doing this but must recommend what is to  
be done. I have backed fabric by coating paper with PVA, drying that,  
then dampening silk, rolling it in a towel to remove excess water,  
and then smoothing it on the PVA paper, and ironing it to release  
moisture and set the bond. I also have used "Stitch Witchery" fusible  
webbing to make such a bond to paper.

This project involves large pieces, 35 x 42" and needs a lightweight  
paper or non-woven poly fabric or similar material. I have seen  
bonded book cloth with what looks like a non woven backing. What can  
I use that is light but which will resist the PVA when the project is  
glued up?

Peggy Skycraft
26395 S. Morgan Rd.
Estacada, OR 97023

503.630.7173






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