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speaking of coloring and dyes...
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: speaking of coloring and dyes...
- From: Jake Benson <Jemil333@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 17:59:29 -0400
- Message-id: <199607252200.PAA26040@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I am curious about the experience of others who have used the Orasol dyes
from Conservation Materials. They are supposed to be made from a more
permanent pigment compound, rather than a traditional dye dyestuff, which can
be quite fugitive. they are also supposed to be dispersable in alcohol-
which can be very convenient if time is a big factor. Has any one used this
stuff on leather? through a spay-bottle or airbrush? for toning repair
tissues? I've seen a piece of airplane linen dyed with it- and it was VERY
BLACK - a very difficult thing to acheive.
In my experience I always used caustic soda instead of synthropol for
prewashing cloth, then mordanted- usually with alum.