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Re: Mexican bark paper
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Mexican bark paper
- From: Chris Hagen <chrisha@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 14:38:20 -0800
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On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Martha Little wrote:
> Does anyone have any tips on binding with Mexican bark paper, or "amate"?
> Specifically, I'd like to be able to use it to cover the boards of an accordion
> binding, and to cover a clamshell box, but am afraid the layers will crack or
> lift off where they are turned in around the edges of the board. Advice?
> Martha Little
Hi. I'm new to the list & have been lurking, hope this helps.
About 2 years ago I rebound a copy of Walden using Amate to cover the
boards. I used a slightly watered down PVA adhesive & had no problems
at all with the turn-ins. There has been no discernable flaking or lifting
of the layers in the time since. I do not know how it would hold up in
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