do NOT expect to get out of Hollander's without buying something! ;-)Gail
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On Jan 16, 2014, at 9:33 PM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:For anyone near Ann Arbor, MI, check out Hollander's - they have vegetable parchment, papyrus, silk bookbinding papers, all kinds of stuff!KOn Jan 16, 2014, at 9:09 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Ok, folks, this discussion makes me want to get back to my bookbinding! Sigh.... it's been awhile. My sister-in-law Pam (some of you met her at the last two conferences) came here for a visit; she's a scrapbooker and cross stitcher, so we went on a road trip and visited a cross-stitch shop in a town a little ways away. They had multiple trays full of hand-dyed linen, gorgeous stuff. I somehow got out of there without buying anything but wow, it was a struggle. I do cross stitch too, but I was thinking bookbinding....
then we stopped at the biggest scrapbook shop I have ever seen. another struggle, all that paper....
Work is interfering seriously with my fun!
On 1/16/14 8:06 PM, OC Carlisle wrote:
I hope that you will use your beautiful book! A beautiful book deserves your exquisite art works…go for it!
Your idea of different types of paper sounds fabulous! I have some of the Arches Cover, cream, 250 gsm and may place these in the book using the slit method described by Karen. Trying to get this journal made as soon as I can so that I don’t get too far behind, time-wise and $$.
On another venture, I just may apply your suggestion.
On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:40 PM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Another option, paper-wise, is to include a variety of papers. Some best for watercolor, others for colored pencil or ink. I do this in many of my sketchbooks to encourage myself to use different media. If you go this route, you have to make sure each signature is of equal width/weight so you don't have one signature that is all watercolor paper and another that is rice paper. This way, you can add in that nice 140 lb Arches easily. Copic or stab bindings with hard covers and soft spines ensure the book will open flat. A hard spine with leather or cloth covering will also open flat as long as there is sufficient space between the cover and spine boards; I'm sure your bookmaker knows to do that as long as she knows you want it to open flat.
I hope you share images of your beautiful book when it's done.
PS I don't mind when my 90 lb Arches cockles. My watercolors aren't very wet and the slight buckling flattens out when the book is closed. Plus it's a sketchbook. One year at Haystack, I made a book with all 140 lb Arches, sewn, glued and pressed, covered with book cloth on the spine and my handmade paste papers on the covers. It's beautiful inside and out, so I've never dared use it. Useless!
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:06 AM, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It is a little bit, slick but maybe not as slick as Yupo. The weatherproof journals are very nice.
On Jan 15, 2014, at 8:51 PM, mali moir wrote:
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