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Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages



You can buy wheat and rice starch from Shepherds in London--also via their
on-line store (go to http://www.falkiners.com/)

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> From: barley books <barleybooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:23:14 +0000
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: 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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