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Re: Is Rawhide Vellum?



John Carrera taught a workshop at Whitman a few years ago where we made a
limp binding using Tim Barrett's Flax paper - not as expensive as vellum,
but you can get the idea and learn the binding. And because it's strong
enough to to be more flexible than most papers, the finished book looks
terrific and wears well. You can order from
http://www.uiowa.edu/~ctrbook/paper.htm - between $6 and $16 per sheet.

Roberta

Pendleton, Oregon
paper@oregontrail.net
http://www.missioncreekpress.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: Is Rawhide Vellum?


>Patience,
>
>One place to check out for old vellum is music shops that replace
>damaged drum & banjo heads.  Although there are a lot of synthetic
>drum heads out there, some purists still insist on gen-u-wine
>animal skins.
>
>You may find enough skin left in a torn head to practice with.
>
>You can also use ivory colored card stock for practice bindings
>(in fact, I often use this method for binding photocopies)
>
>Check out the special collections section of the U of W library
>and ask for Christopher Clarkson's small booklet entitled
>_Limp Vellum Binding_ and ask the librarian (Sandra Kroupa)
>if anyone in the neighborhood can work with you to get you
>through some of the pesky details.
>
>While you're there, look at some examples of limp vellum bindings.
>
>Enjoy,
>
>Jack
>
>Jack C. Thompson
>Thompson Conservation Lab.
>7549 N. Fenwick
>Portland, Oregon  97217
>USA
>
>(503)735-3942 (voice/fax)
>
>http://www.teleport.com/~tcl
>
>"The lyf so short; the craft so long to lerne"
>Chaucer, <The Parlement of Foules> 1386 A.D.
>
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