Fibrylizacja - metoda uzupełniania ubytków i konsolidacji tkanin masy z włókien naturalnych
Fibrilisation — a Method of Supplementing Gaps and the Consolidation of Fabrics with a Natural Fibre Mass
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The contemporary conservation off abrics has not resolved the conservation ofdeg raded silk fabrics. Traditional methods of conservation using a needle are ineffective, and the application ofglue should be eliminated due to the irreversibility ofthi s operation. For the past two years the Chair ofthe Conservation and Restoration of Historical Fabrics in the Department of the Conservation and Restoration ofWorks ofArt at the Academy ofF ine Arts inWarsaw has been conducting research and experimental studies concerning an entirely new method of conservation, described by the author as fibrilisation. Fibrilisation consists ofsupp lementing gaps and the consolidation of silk fabrics by using raw silk fibre masses. The essence of the proposed method is the application ofex clusively the same raw material as the one used for making the object, without the necessity ofempl oying a reinforcing base or any additional chemical means. Fibrilisation is performed mechanically with the same equipment that supplements gaps in paper by means ofpa per bulk. The great variety of fabrics renders it necessary to resort to individual solutions depending on the given object. Thickness, colour and texture are adopted separately in each case. Apart fromsupplementing gaps, the fibrilisation of fabrics also offers an opportunity for consolidating the whole surface ofdeg raded fabrics. The results ofhe retofore research and experiments are highly encouraging. Fibrilisation certainly creates totally different possibilities of conserving silk fabrics. The complex outcome of research and conservation will be presented after their completion.
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