´Der Trecker´ was introduced to me by Ulrike Fischer researcher at the Doerner institute Munchen during the workshop TEAR BONDING given at the SRAL (Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg) May 2011. Der Trecker was invented by Winfried Heiber for bringing together the edges of tears. And it really does this well as I experienced during this workshop.
I made it a challenge to make one myself. With the collaboration of my brother-in-law who is a plater and my colleague Susan Smelt we produced 4 Treckers. Yesterday Susan and I made the strips of webbing.
|The metal construction made by plater HJ Brinkmans|