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Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages



Okay, I found a ton of self-stirring coffee and tea mugs, but not one
self-stirring double boiler.  Now, I know there's one company out that MUST
make them, but who are they?

Frustrated at the rule in every paste and gravy recipe: STIR CONSTANTLY.  

But why do we stir constantly?  To allow the gluten in the paste or the
gravy to thicken and congeal, right Peter? 

And don't forget: Goya makes a fine Rice flour and is available practically
everywhere.   

Peace, 

John 

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan
King
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 7:45 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages

Although not specifically a cake flour, White Lily Flour is also a  
"soft" flour very popular in the south,

Susan King
susaneking@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


On Feb 6, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Judy wrote:

> 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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