Sewing a Booklet Back Together

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some of the records we cleaned were accompanied by pamphlets like the one pictured here. They were mostly coated paper with rusting staples. The pamphlet pictured was held together with rusting staples and the middle folio had pulled almost completely free. I removed the staples. Dry cleaned the pages and guarded the innermost and outermost folios with thin, tinted kozo, and wheat starch paste, to create a strong base to anchor the sewing. I used a simple pamphlet stitch to re-sew it and Voila! a happy little pamphlet.