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Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 13 Oct 1999 to 14 Oct 1999

In a message dated 10/14/99 11:06:18 PM, you wrote:

<<> 1. How long should one be retting flax fiber? In water
> or in something else? Does anybody still add milk to
> the retting vats as they did in medieval Europe?
If you already have fiber, no retting should be required.>>

I disagree - Retting is also used to make a less brittle, more subtle paper,
AND a more opaque one.

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