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Re: [BKARTS] leather sources



Hello, I've recently picked up some leather to make some sketchbooks (Coptic
through the leather spine with out boards). What do you do to prepare the
inner surface of the leather? It's died black and some of this black rubs
off but only the inside of the leather. Daved
----- Original Message -----
From: "chela" <chela@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: leather sources


> Dear RJ,
>
> One consideration that might give you more choices, is that if you
> are not using the leather to cover hardcover books and planning to do
> traditional finishing on it, you may not need vegetable tanned
> leather.  Chrome tanned comes in many colors, and is more stable over
> time than many vegetable tanned skins. It usually cheaper too. I have
> been very happy with chrome tanned for many types of limp bindings.
>
> chela
>
> "Date:    Sat, 6 Mar 2004 05:24:13 -0800
> From:    rj <h9022@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Leather Source
>
> I have been looking for a source of thick leather (around 2.5 mm thick) to
use
> for a wrap-around soft cover for a long-stitch book. I neither need nor
can
> afford to buy the entire skin. I did find a place in Texas that sells
> reasonable (to me) sizes but for vegetable tanned leather they only have
> natural colored skins and I would prefer some choice of color.
>
> Thanks for any help in locating a source.
>
> rj"
> --
> Consuela Metzger
> Lecturer - Book Conservation
> The University of Texas at Austin
> School of Information
> The Preservation/Conservation Studies Program
> 1 University Station D7000
> Austin, TX 78712-1276
> (512) 471-8293
> (512) 471-8285 (fax)
> chela@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
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