Replicating Early Nineteenth Century Book Cloth: XSL Pigments to Stain Muslin

OVERVIEW I’ve been investigating ways to create a sympathetic replica of early nineteenth century book cloth using Kremer XSL pigments and unbleached muslin. This technique also involves suspension staining and resizing the cloth with starch paste. Uses for this cloth include rebacking, recasing, in-situ repairs of damaged bindings, board slotting, and the making of early nineteenth […] …read more

Source: Jeff Peachey