Thursday, September 13, 2007

Acid Free Interleaving Papers

I was teaching last weekend and had in between time to really go through your bead embroidery book line by line with regard to some techniques and preservation methods.
Thank you Robin for advising us to use Acid Free Interleaving Paper to back our bead embroidery work with when we need to add enough body to hold our bead embroidery properly on the surface of our work. So many of us don't think about the future and what happens to our work over time. We put in so much love, attention and time to our work that it would be a shame not to take one extra step that takes only minutes to assure a longer life to our creations.
I know that using acid free fabrics, tissues and papers like those in scrapbooking are wise to use. I never thought of Interleaving papers. These are used in the restoration and preservation of textiles, paintings, books, bindings and all sorts of other precious items.

1 comment:

Robin said...

You're welcome, Marcia. And if any BJP members want to try it, just snail mail me a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I'll b happy to send you a 12 x 17 inch sheet of it. My address is: Robin Atkins, 837 Miller Road, Friday Harbor WA 98250