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Subject: Helizarin pigments and Bricoprint binders

Helizarin pigments and Bricoprint binders

From: Anne Kingery <aekingery<-at->
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Rebecca Chisholm <snowyowlsings [at] yahoo__co__uk> writes

>... Scoured Reemay 17g/m squared with
>methyl-cellulose (activated with IMS) is proving the most
>successful. I am conscious this lining material will stand out so
>I'm looking for methods to tone down the brilliant white non-woven
>polyester material (Reemay) so that it blends in more with the
>natural barkcloth. Helizarin pigments with Bricoprint binders has
>been recommended. Can anyone comment on the use of these colouring
>methods or an alternative in paper and textile conservation?

While at the National Museum of American Indian, I worked on a
buffalo hide robe with many tears. I was looking for an amorphous
material that could be colored. Spun bonded nylon is similar to
Reemay, but it is lighter weight. In addition, because it is nylon,
it can be dyed using acid dyes. The advantage of dyeing something
over painting it is that it remains thin, gauze-like, and flexible.

Anne Kingery
Project Conservator
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Mount Vernon, VA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:64
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-64-005
Received on Thursday, 30 April, 2009

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