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[BKARTS] dye of inside leather cover rubbing off



Rather than do anything to the leather, in these cases I tend to include a
dark fly sheet that does not show the dye that rubs off and at the same time
protects the white sheets of paper. This fly sheet lends itself to many
design possibilities as well. Using wrinkled texture paper, of a dark forest
green, say...the wrinkles over time become more pronounced by the black that
rubs off on them. Seems as if it should be that way.
I'm sure there are sprays or fixatives, but this quick solution has worked
well for us.
Have fun,
Alex
www.transientbooks.com

----- Original Message -----
From: daved <daved@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: 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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