Whilst in Lockdown at home, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Florence Watson took the opportunity to get back to basics and make paper from scratch. Read the blog post to find out about the process, including making a mould and deckle.
MA Conservation Studies: Books and Library Materials student Emma Lau writes about learning the principles of sharpening and using basic machineries to produce an English paring knife, and how this lead her to modify a spokeshave for paring leather.
As a final year student in the Books and Library Materials
Conservation Studies course at West Dean, my usual focus is upon
'book and paper materials'. However, last term I was fortunate to
work with the West Dean Collections team as they kitted out their
new 'salvage trailer'...
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