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



You can get flax that is half process and process in your blender just fine.
 You can get half-process flax at all most all the major papermaking supply
companies.
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>From: Robbin Ami Silverberg <DobbinMill@AOL.COM>
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 13 Oct 1999 to 14 Oct 1999
>Date: Sun, Oct 17, 1999, 8:13 PM
>

>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?
>- when I ret flax, I do it in a milk/water solution for 2 weeks ( and it
>smells pretty bad!).
>
>2. Can I make flax paper without a Hollander?
>- with a stamper or a hollander - hand beating is really unrealistic
>
>3. If yes to #2, where could I get flax fiber?
>- Carriage House Papers 718-599-PULP
>
>Robbin Ami Silverberg
>Dobbin Mill, NYC
>
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