Binding strips ~ parchment ~ 20mm x 12cm
Parchment strips for binding books instead of linen tape
Here we offer a bundle of four parchment strips 12cm long and 20mm wide. They are intended for use in the same way as linen tapes are used for bindings. Parchment ~ vellum ~ is long lasting and interesting to work with. It is an expensive product ~ typically £10 or more for an A4 sheet. On-line sales can readily confused parchment paper ~ which is made from specially treated vegetable fibres. Real parchment is made from the animal membranes cattle ~ goats or sheep.
They will serve to provide hinges for a book for decades. The quoted cost include postage at the First Class Letter Rate. If you are buying other items you will need to deduct that cost before re-calculating the combined postage. We can do this for you ~ but it will cause slight delay.
Parchment is a stiff form of animal skin ~ formed by both stretching and careful reduction of thickness. Leather is more flexible because it is less stretched and worked differently.
In common use the terms parchment and vellum are synonymous ~ in stricter terminology vellum is of better quality than parchment.