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Parchment interlining

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 am
by Grymm
From the Bodleian blog, on the use of cut up manuscripts for stiffening/interlining as discovered in some medieval garments.

http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/theconve ... ign=buffer

Admittedly they are for dressing statues rather than people but the habit of using 'scrap' written/printed material as stiffening turns up, certainly for caps & hats, in 17thC through to 19thC.

Re: Parchment interlining

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:05 pm
by Fox
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Re: Parchment interlining

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:01 pm
by frances
Old parchment legal documents were re-used as skins for drums too.