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Re: [BKARTS] Iris (rayon paper backed) bookcloth experience



Hi all,
I've been learning from this list for a few years. I've been binding since
1999, but for the last year, when I had my right hand burned. However, I
made many beautiful journals and books with Iris Book Cloth, and they are
just beautiful. It is unforgiven, as says Nancy and requires extra handling
care, but it pays off if you follow Nancy's advice.
Angela O. Harkavy
Angelbound
124 Monroe View Trail
Sanford, FL 32771
Tel: 407-302-1378

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Bloch" <LemonTreePress@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: Iris (rayon paper backed) bookcloth experience


> In a message dated 7/28/2004 2:20:33 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> moni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
> I've used Iris Book Cloth for several years, mainly for boxes. My boxes
> have
> been handled a fair amount...in  private library usage and show no signs
> of
> wear or dirt. It is very nice to work with and because of the fine grain
> of the
> cloth, it makes very tidy corners. Of course, it is unforgiving as is any
> plain weave cloth. No book cloth really can handle past drops, water
> stains etc
> unless it's a vinylized material. Working with iris and other fine
> textured
> bookcloths like some of the Japanese silks is the best teacher in the
> world in
> terms of teaching scrupulous care in handling the pasting as well as
> attention to
> clean working surfaces and hands. (Keep a wet washcloth and a dry towel on
> the bench while pasting and use them frequently!) I don't think you can
> use the
> term "Japanese" bookcloth as a definition because there are many different
> papers which are Japanese. Some are plain weave silks, some are ribbed
> silks(called repp like repp ties); some are brocades. So one needs to
> examine the
> individual piece of bookcloth and determine for oneself how much care
> needs to be
> exercised. I find that heavy bookcloth, Like a heavy linen is harder to
> use
> because it's difficult to get neat corners if the fiber of the cloth is
> rough. Or
> if the backing paper is a little bit heavier than it should be.
> I get my Iris and my Japanese (Asahi) papers from Talas, by the way.
> Good luck with your edition...
> Nancy Bloch
>
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                       Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
         Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition
            Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com>
                   ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004

      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com>
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