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Re: ramie

Don't use it for sewing. I use ramie tapes (available through Bookmakers)
for sewing small thin books where I don't want a lot of bulk. The tapes
allow for nice and flat sewing. This is mostly a cosmetic thing.
Structurally, I would probably cut strips of thin Hollytex or Reemay. The
ramie is brittle and wouldn't hold up to repeated flexing.

Why use if for sewing at all? It's a cosmetic thing. Depending on the
number of signatures and books a linked stitch would be more
effective/stronger. Just takes longer though.


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