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  • milkyway990
    Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture? I have used Abaca to
    Message 1 of 4 , May 3, 2003
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      Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does
      it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture?
      I have used Abaca to strengthened mixtures before for a stronger
      sheet, but didn't know what else can be used, effectively.
      A friend gave me a few decorative end sheets she had taken out of
      old library books long ago. Does anyone know how to figure out,
      1.) if they are handmade?
      2.) how old they are?

      - Maxine
    • Pam Maines
      Currently, there are some small exhibits in the UCSB library of interest to book artists: 1. In the lobby of the library (area just to right of front doors),
      Message 2 of 4 , May 4, 2003
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        Currently, there are some small exhibits in the UCSB library of
        interest to book artists:

        1. In the lobby of the library (area just to right of front doors),
        there is an exhibit of books produced by letterpress printer Amos
        Kennedy. Although there is no information provided about the artist,
        in today's News-Press an announcement says he is "a self-proclaimed
        book builder, a black printer who has dedicated his work to the
        'documentation of Negro culture.'" He is giving a talk on Tuesday at
        6:30 in the Multicultural Center Lounge at UCSB. The lecture will
        focus on book building as an art and as a means to creatively express
        social and political messages that are accessible to everyone.

        2. In the hallway on the first floor, opposite the elevators, the
        cases hold a small exhibit of book arts creations from the library's
        collection and local artists. Some are quite creative!

        3. On the 3rd floor, in the Special Collections Library, the current
        exhibit is of old (early to mid-1900s) die-cut advertising pieces,
        some of them quite amusing.

        Also, an auction of artists' books and works on paper is being held
        May 15 to benefit the Artists Books Fund at UCLA Arts Library. It
        will be held at Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills at 6 pm but it also is
        possible to place bids online. The illustrated catalogue is online
        at <http://www.pbagalleries.com>

        Pam
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      • Patrice Baldwin
        ... Maxine - Tyvek is made of plastic. I wouldn t touch it. It s VERY strong, and wouldn t cut up or grind up anyway. I just use Abaca to fill or strengthen a
        Message 3 of 4 , May 4, 2003
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          --- In bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com, "milkyway990" <MSA@c...> wrote:
          > Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does
          > it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture?
          > I have used Abaca to strengthened mixtures before for a stronger
          > sheet, but didn't know what else can be used, effectively.

          Maxine - Tyvek is made of plastic. I wouldn't touch it. It's VERY
          strong, and wouldn't cut up or grind up anyway. I just use Abaca to
          fill or strengthen a shorter pulp. Or you could use a 2 hour beaten flax.

          Patrice
        • Jill Littlewood
          Maxine, Agggggghhh - don t even think about mixing tyvek to anything; it will kill your motor because it is a spun synthetic fiber, not a true papermaking
          Message 4 of 4 , May 5, 2003
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            Maxine,

            Agggggghhh - don't even think about mixing tyvek to anything; it will kill
            your motor because it is a spun synthetic fiber, not a true papermaking
            fiiber. It would be like trying to beat plastic or fiberglass. It will never
            absorb water, and I doubt it would ever bond to real paper fibers. It is
            made by Dupont, and they will give you all the info you want if you call
            them.

            The strongest fiber you can safely add is flax.

            As to the end sheets, it depends on if they are printed, paste papers, or
            marbled papers. For the latter, show them to Jean Marie Seaton when you
            come out here again. If they are printed, Sue Allen at Yale is the
            specialist. I don't know who would be able to date paste papers but there
            are now 5 or 6 good books on the subject and I think one has a section of
            historical samples.

            Jill
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            Subject: [bookartsconnection] Stronger paper


            > Has anyone cut up Tyvek and added it to other fibers? How does
            > it beat up in the Critter, and will it produce a stronger mixture?
            > I have used Abaca to strengthened mixtures before for a stronger
            > sheet, but didn't know what else can be used, effectively.
            > A friend gave me a few decorative end sheets she had taken out of
            > old library books long ago. Does anyone know how to figure out,
            > 1.) if they are handmade?
            > 2.) how old they are?
            >
            > - Maxine
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