Friday Night Flicks: Paper Repair

Although it is only a month since I posted a video about the restoration of The Chimney Map, I will be talking a little about cleaning and repairing one of my own works in my upcoming Sunday post, so these videos seemed appropriate for today.

The soundtrack (in Japanese) has been muted on the first video, so don’t bother turning the volume up. It shows the basic steps in repairing a torn page with Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste. (I think the text on the video is a mis-translation. I don’t know anyone who uses wheat gluten as an adhesive!)



The second video is of a challenge project set for masters students in a book conservation program: repair an incredibly damaged 17th C. book in eight days with limited materials and basic tools. I have included it because paper repair is part of the process.



Or perhaps you would like to learn a different way to restore paper this weekend. There’s an instruction video here.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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