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Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages



I prefer rice starch (Amido di puro riso) used in Italy as laundry starch. A friend imports it for me; I don't think it is available here in the UK. Not in rural Somerset, anyway!

Ama

> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 17:33:16 -0800
> From: judy@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> An English binder who stayed with us years ago while giving a talk or 
> workshop in San Francisco went back to the UK with a suitcase filled 
> with boxes of cake flour.  He much prefers this to wheat starch for his 
> paste and it is apparently not available in the UK.
> 
> Signa
> 
> Scott Coutts wrote:
> > William Minter wrote:
> >> Unfortunately, wheat paste and Japanese paper are not readily 
> >> available at the corner store.
> >> So, what is an easy, and readily available solution for a torn page 
> >> for the general public? 
> >
> > I think it's reasonable to do this kind of thing if people are willing 
> > to have a practice, and do a bit of experimentation. Of course, as an 
> > earlier post pointed out, it's not always worth the effort and not 
> > everyone has the time or inclination to do it. However...
> >
> > Various types of Japanese tissue can often be found now at 'craft' 
> > stores that deal with the increasingly popular 'scrapbooking' hobby. 
> > They're generally sold in small squares because I guess 'scrapbookers' 
> > only want little bits to stick in their albums. You can also easily 
> > order it over the web.
> >
> > Wheat (or other starch) paste... well surely that's available to 
> > anyone, almost anywhere? It's easy to make, and costs next-to-nothing. 
> > A google search for 'starch paste recipe' or similar will find plenty 
> > of instructions.
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Scott.
> >
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