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Re: BACKING CLOTH
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: BACKING CLOTH
- From: Sam Lanham <slanham@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 20:56:52 -0400
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At 08:31 PM 4/15/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Can anyone tell me which Japanese paper is used for backing cloth to use for
>covering a book AND which adhesive should be used to do that?
The traditional washi for backing is Usumino ("thin Mino") and it is
available by the sheet at about $5 from Aiko's Art Supply in Chicago. A
machine made version available in sheets and in rolls is stock # MM-1, from
Hiromi Paper International, Inc., 310-306-8008, in Marina del Rey, CA. I
buy it by the roll. Since there is little grain you can avoid most of the
waste. Both sheets have good wet strength and smooth surfaces.
I use wheat flour paste on most fabrics. Silk brocades, however, do not
seem to dampen evenly and tend to roll up like a window shade. So for them
I use a double-sided heat set adhesive and an ordinary household iron. I
use Seal Archival Mount, listed on page 72 of the current Light Impressions
catalogue, ph. 1-800-828-6216.
Sam Lanham (slanham@xxxxxxxx)