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Re: [BKARTS] Rambo leather

Roll it back and forth on itself, grain to grain and flesh to flesh, in different directions. Helps loosen the fibers... Some skins are just plain tough though...


At 06:45 PM 12/6/2008, you wrote:
I often do 1/4 leather bindings. Sometimes, altough the leather is thin enough, it is stiff, and lacks the flexibility needed to create a supple spine piece. Is there a way of softening the leather permanently, so it is easier to handle? (This seems to be problem, for example, with fish leather.)


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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