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Re: Canadian spelling (Bookbinding 2000?)


>....For those unfamiliar with the technique Cains was demonstrating, as
>part of the covering procedure the wet leather is twisted and pushed
>with the fingers and palm of the hand to form raised patterns on the
>book boards resembling the ripples of water, or the patterns receding
>water leaves in beach sand.  Some brusing of the leather occurs, so the
>surface of the leather is also mottled in the process.
>  Dorothy Africa

Are the turn-ins smooth? Does a quick nip in the press flatten out the
pattern? Or is the book dried under weights and not put in a press at all?
The whole process is very interesting.

Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org
Mendocino, CA

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