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Sping 2015: Fiber Art Now Article

Presenting my very first feature article, published in the magazine Fiber Art Now! I had the pleasure of interviewing Su Blackwell, Jennifer Collier and Pippa Andrews about their work with … Continue reading

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FSC-This Label You Want

Back to investigating acronyms we find on our paper products – this time FSC. This acronym is not specific to paper. We see the logo on various products but they … Continue reading

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Time-Lapse Recycling

We hear a lot about the evils of paper, one of the evils being that paper use is wasteful. The fact is that paper is one of the most recycled … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Paper for a New Kind of Book

I have a lot of books. Collected over the years, my books move from house to house with me. They line my walls. They are transmitters of information. Some are … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Joshua Strydom and the Making of Elephant Dung Paper

Introducing Joshua Strydom, a BFA student at Memphis College of Art. We met through Instagram (believe it!) when he posted a photo of paper he’d made from elephant dung. Read on … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Making Copy Paper from…100% Recycled Egg Carton

The natural dye project I worked on last semester was time-consuming. Between the soaking, scouring, cooking, dyeing, and endless washing there was the back and forth to the studio – … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Natural Dyes and Papermaking

These natural dye experiments started with standing in line at the store, my cart overflowing with stainless steel pots, the woman behind me chuckling, “Looks like someone’s doing some cooking!” … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 16 Comments

Interview: Christine Wilson of Studio Kreativity, Inc

Christine Wilson is a hand papermaker in St.Lucia, specializing in banana fiber papers and paper products. She’s been busy preparing for global entrepreneurship week, where she is hosting a brunch featuring women … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Paper – Every Fiber of Its Being

Paper is a composite of fiber and air. Cellulosic fibers come from plants, either from seed hairs, stems (bast), and/or from leaves. In industrial papermaking, cellulose comes primarily from wood, both hardwoods and … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Future of the Craft

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 1 Comment
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