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Re: Alum Tawed Goatskin

We completely, use wheat paste. If the tur-ins are stubborn, you can use
hide-glue/gelatin for those. You could also use PVA or a
PVA/Methylcellulose mixture, but that will be most likely to stain
the skin. If you use hide-glue/gelatin make sure it is fresh.  Wetting
completely before gluing out will help reduce chances of that happening.

Cover the book in stages if you need to: Spine, dry; boards, dry;


Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L

On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Bob Roberts wrote:

> I'm working on a book to be covered with alum-tawed goatskin, a beautiful
> creamy white leather. Are there any tips you could give? I'm particularly
> worried about getting it dirty or stained from pasting up.
> Bob

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