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Re: [BKARTS] Cloth or Paper Covers

I always use cloth for the spine, as it needs (I believe) to be that
durable, but I rarely cover the boards with the cloth -- I think paper is
usually much more beautiful. True, it is much more fragile, but personally,
I love to see a book I made battered, stained, and clearly used. To me
anyway, it means that the book is part of someone's daily life, and I'm
flattered and pleased.

Just my 2 cents.


Paper will stand anything you write on it.
 -- Lenin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Wolford" <kathleenwolford@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 10:29 AM
Subject: Cloth or Paper Covers

> Someone noted in a recent email that they cover books almost exclusively
with paper, except for an occasional spine in cloth.  I've been using mostly
bookcloth, because I thought that was more durable.  I'd like to use paper,
because of the array of beautiful papers available and it's easy to work
with.  I give away about everything I make, and I'm concerned about the
person who comes along with dirty hands and picks the book up or moisture.
(I will not use leather.)
> So, are paper and bookcloth equally durable or are there instances where
one is better than the other?
> Kathy Wolford, Mineral Springs, Pa., kathleenwolford@xxxxxxxxx

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