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[BKARTS] backing cloth with paper...a question of paste...



i have a good deal of cloth scraps -- large ones, pretty ones -- that i'd
like to back so as to use for covering books.  i've got a few nice pieces
of japanese tissue for the backing, and one paste recipe.  i'd like to put
forth this recipe to y'all to see what you have to say on the subject.
does this paste recipe seem alright for making cloth into bookcloth?  if
not -- any suggestions?  my plan is to paste the cloth, lay on the paper
and then put the whole thing under a large piece of wood panel with
cinderblock on top for a few days to press.

paste recipe:

2 parts wheat flour (unbleached pastry)
1 or 1 1/2 parts rice flour (nonsweet)
1 or 1 1/2 parts potato flour
enough H20 to make a thin cream

cook at least 15 minutes, stirring, until paste is thick and translucent.
then move to separate bowl, continue to beat until paste is cool.

i'm told that the rice and potato flour give the paste a bit more body
than the wheat alone....

what do you think?  sound like it will work, or just create a mess?

- kristen

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