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Re: [BKARTS] Paste experts reveal...



Betty,

I remember lifting the paste downs on a 17th/18th c. book and found bran
amongst the paste; probably lucky I didn't also find some grit from
the grindstone (or maybe I didn't look hard enough....)

Jack

>I remember the workshop student who, after the paste lesson, proudly
>reported his success. He told me he had gone to a Health Food store and
>bought organic whole wheat flour to make his paste. "It worked," he said,
>"but it WAS a little dark and grainy."
>
>Oh, well. I suppose, if you're going to feed the bugs, it would be nice to
>keep them healthy.
>
>Thanks, again,
>
>Betty

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