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Subject: Workshop on gossamer tissue

Workshop on gossamer tissue

From: Henrik Roerig <h.roerig>
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Making of Gossamer Tissue
Ascona, Switzerland
August 3-5, 2004

Tutor: John Franklin Mowery

The centro del bel libro in Ascona (Switzerland) offers a course by
the US-american paper conservator Franklin Mowery(Shakespeare
Library Washington) in the making of Gossamer Tissue.

Below please find a short description of the course. Further
information and registration under <URL:>

This course will show the production of the extra thin Gossamer
Tissue with a leaf-caster or a handmade leaf-caster. Gossamer Tissue
can be coated with Klucel G for non-aqueous treatments on water
sensitive objects. Especially for the partial stabilisation of ink
corroded objects. Frank Mowery will also show how to produce the
popular "Tear-Guard Paper" with it's ready-to-tear stripes.
Participants will work in the group to practise every step of the
papermaking. The idea is that the participants make as many sheets
as possible to take home.

Language: English, German
Fee: CHF 570 / EURO 393
Material costs: CHF 25 / EURO 17
Participants: conservators, bookbinders, participants with
equivalent knowledge

Henrik Roerig
Head of department paper and book conservation

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:1
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 17, 2004
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Received on Wednesday, 9 June, 2004

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