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Re: pastry flour



I've heard of this before. I'm curious as to what type of paper you use
for backing? Thanks

LeeAnne Mallonee wrote:
>
> You can also make bookcloth with just about 100% success using a fusible
> product from fabric stores called Stitch Witchery. I never use paste now
> because Stitch Witchery takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. My
> understanding (although I don't know for sure) is that it is archival, and
> I've used it on very fine silks that I could never have gotten paste to work
> with. You just cut the Stitch Witchery slightly smaller than your fabric and
> the paper you're backing with, and make a sandwich of the 3--- with the
> Stitch Witchery in the middle. Then you very s l o w l y iron, gliding the
> iron very gently but making sure that each area of fabric gets 10 seconds or
> so of iron. You can go back over any areas that didn't quite fuse the first
> time. You can iron either from the fabric side or the paper side. When
> working on fine silks I've had to fuse lightly first, then go back over it
> all so that the fusing material doesn't come through the fabric.
>
> Some folks who tend to want to do things in a historically accurate manner
> wouldn't like this process, but I'm willing to bet that craftspeople 300
> years ago would have used the fastest and easiest methods that provided the
> right results.
>
> Good luck---
> LeeAnne Mallonee
> "words are small shapes in the gorgeous chaos of the world..."
>
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