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Re: Keith Smith sewings
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Keith Smith sewings
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 03:54:06 -0800
- Message-id: <199610061042.DAA18284@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 10:16:11 -0800
>From: Joyce Jenkins <joycej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Keith Smith sewings
>I tried one with 12 sheets in each section. It did spread the pattern but
>it >was hard to sew and was too bulky to really fold right.
Twelve sheets of, for instance, typing paper does make for a thick
gathering; you might try 8 sheets, or even 4 sheets.
Another consideration (if you're using typing paper to make up some
dummies) is grain direction. Reams of 8 1/2" X 11" paper generally has the
grain direction running in the long direction; hard to fold properly. One
solution is to buy a ream of 11" X 17" paper and cut it down to 8 1/2" X
11"; then the grain direction will be across the short direction and it
will fold cleanly.
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217