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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Two Reasons Why I Love Production Work

Production work. I love it. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. For some the repetition is mind numbing, boring, tedious (you name it). I get that. Some times it’s those … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Interview: Silvia Turbiner – Visual Artist

In the first week of my apprenticeship my mentor, Alejandro Geiler, told me about Silvia Turbiner, a paper artist from Argentina. “She is an excellent paper maker,” he told me and insisted that … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sakes Alive! A4/A5

“Now we will switch from A3 to A4,” says Alejandro, the master papermaker here in Buenos Aires. I’ve seen paper being measured in A-scale before, mainly in the stationary and greeting card … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: Papermaking en español / Action Verbs

When I started doing the papermaking en español series, I knew we would need a little action for all the action verbs in papermaking. This is my first go at … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Yo soy fabrikante de papel – Learning Spanish

When I came to Buenos Aires I had Sesame Street Spanish: hello, goodbye, thank you, you’re welcome, yes, no, count from one to ten. Establishing yourself in a foreign country … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 6 Comments
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