Re: Sneak Previews
When taming the brush...
it seems the thoughts must be stilled
so the ink can flow...
poetry is elegant
training for this samurai...
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> Well, I've mailed off my article to TI <snip>
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, James Eckman <ronin_engineer@c...>
>OK, so what does sizing do, exactly, since you've brought it up?
> Another trick that people might try on the fans is to size the
> Recipe from a fabulous book called "Japanese Bookbinding" byArghh! No more projects, Jim, please! You're a bad, bad man! (I
> Ikegami. Available from many used book stores via abe.com, etc.
> and libraries. (Alameda County has it) This is a how-to book! It
> was published in 1986, so I suspect many of the American sources
> mentioned have changed names or moved.
seem to recall having seen a copy of it at Kinokuniya awhile back. I
resisted temptation at the time, but it looked really good.
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> When taming the brush...Footprints of sea birds
> it seems the thoughts must be stilled
> so the ink can flow...
> poetry is elegant
> training for this samurai...
Traced out upon palest sands
Are as my poor words,
Hasty tracks at the mercy
Of the tide's rush, wind - and time.
> OK, so what does sizing do, exactly, since you've brought it up?I don't know if it means the same thing in paper as it does in
fabric, but isn't 'sizing' roughly "stuff we put on the fabric to
make it have a certain feel"? I have the idea that this is where
people get the notion that silk e.g. is delicate: washing it removes
the sizing, changing the way it drapes, though the fiber hasn't
actually been harmed.
So putting sizing on your paper might make it easier to work with.
- May have been posted here before, but these are the best visual fundoshi
tyeing instructions I have seen yet...