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Re: Oriental Art Supply paper

I recommended using OAS's practice roll, Suhag, and I can't understand why
you are having difficulty. I use the method of backing fabric with paper
described in JAPANESE BOOKBINDING by Kojiro Ikegami and never have a problem.

In this method, the paste is spread on the paper on a smooth surface (I use
the formica top of my desk) without waste paper underneath, and then
transferred to the backside of the dampened, smoothed out cloth. I use
wheat paste made from unbleached flour and water, the consistency of
mayonnaise. I cannot describe the whole operation in this letter, but, if
you do not have access to Ikegami's book, I will send you a copy of the
directions if you will let me know your snail mail address.


At 08:47 PM 5/4/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Good evening!
>Sometime ago we discussed backing fabric with paper. Somebody recommended
>Oriental Art Supply's practice roll (catalog # P3). I went ahead and got 3
>rolls of it. Now I find that it doesn't stick to fabric when I use my usual
>wheat paste. Please would the person who recommended it(or any other
>enlightened soul) advise me on what adhesive to use. Right now my paste goes
>right through the paper and the paper sticks to my waste sheet. I even used a
>thick paste but that doesn't help.
Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org

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