JAIC 1988, Volume 27, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 32 to 37)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1988, Volume 27, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 32 to 37)

HOT MELTING CUTTING OF STABILTEX

Fonda G. Thomsen


ABSTRACT—Stabiltex, a plain woven multifilament polyester fabric, has found widespread use in conservation, especially with textiles. The biggest drawback in its use has been the fraying of the cut edges and the limited fabric width—one meter. Using an electric wax pen, techniques were developed to overcome these problems.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXPERIMENT
3. WORKING TECHNIQUES AND RESULTS
4. CONCLUSIONS
5. MATERIALS

Copyright 1988 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works