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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Kapok
- From: patriot@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:16:53 -0100
- In-reply-to: <199704291807.OAA20827@topcat.mip.net>
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hmmmmmm, I think that Kapok is highly "waterproof" so you might really have
a problem ! <g> It's used to stuff life preservers for that very reason.
However, you might get it "wet" using a detergent sort of like the
"drowning duck" trick.
At 12:48 PM 4/29/97 EDT, you wrote:
> A friend and I have been collecting Kapok fibers from the pods of our
>local trees. We would like to encorporate them into our hand made paper but
>are wondering about methods to prepare the long silky fibers.
> Has anyone on this list had experience with this fiber? We
>would appreciate any information that anyone has about it.