Friday Night Flicks: Making a traditional Chinese hanging scroll

Tonight’s flick from The British Museum shows senior conservator Mrs Jin Xian Qiu applying her 43 years of experience to mounting two large paintings as traditional scrolls. I found the idea of getting an absolutely even coat of starch paste on a surface that large rather intimidating!

 

 

If you are backing some cloth or paper this weekend, this film has some nice images of the various consistencies of starch paste and shows where they are appropriate. (If you want to learn how to back cloth or paper, I have some instructions 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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2 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: Making a traditional Chinese hanging scroll

  1. shemann says:

    thank you for sharing the video! what a lot of work, but so worth it!!

    Like

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