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  1. Mandy Avery
    April 7, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    Your ability to make all the ins and outs of book making is admired here. You are clear, concise and articulate. thank you for taking your time to make the videos. I look forward to more of them.


  2. Cheri Weston
    April 7, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    I never knew, although I suspected, that paper had a grain. Thank you for this video and the examples of how to determine the grain and the importance of it.


  3. Peej Lankford
    April 7, 2018 @ 11:02 am

    Thank you very much…you just gave a wonderful explanation of why “It sometimes doesn’t work”…and come out neat and crisp


  4. Karen Morningstar
    April 7, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

    Excellent video packed full of info that I did not know! I have made many books for art but never learned about the paper grain! Thank you.


  5. Nancy LeB
    April 7, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

    One of the things I struggle with the most – thank you


  6. Gwendoline King
    April 7, 2018 @ 5:16 pm

    Excellent technique on how to determine paper grain! Thank you!


  7. Beth Diiorio
    April 7, 2018 @ 7:24 pm

    You are the bomb-diggety Ali – Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us…SO very helpful!!! 🙂


  8. anikka becker
    April 8, 2018 @ 10:05 am

    Thanks, Ali, for an intriguing video! I’m a women’s clothing designer and think about the grain of cloth all the time. I kind of wondered if there were a grain to paper, but figured it was ‘just my imagination.’ So interesting to learn about paper from a pro.

    And your papers of the month are beautiful!!


  9. Sheila Barnes - The Idaho Beauty
    April 8, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    Well, that explains what happened when I made an accordion fold sketchbook from a pad of 100lb vellum bristol. I’d never seen paper crack along a fold like that. Never occurred to me to check the grain, just looking for the direction that would give me the longest sheet to fold.

    I echo the other comments here – thanks for sharing all this information and especially for taking time to make the video.


  10. Mary Terhune
    April 8, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

    Oh is that where that saying comes from: “Don’t go against the grain!”. Very informative.


  11. Jean Goza
    April 14, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

    Wonderful presentation. Very clear and concise instructions. Thank you!


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