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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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Pepsi’s Paper Bottle Patent

Last week an article caught my eye on Facebook. ‘Crystal Clear Pepsi is Reintroduced for a Limited Time!’ I got excited. When Crystal Clear Pepsi hit the shelves it was marketed … Continue reading

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The Transformative Power of Papermaking

In the fall of 2011 I was in a pretty rough place. My grandmother was in a car accident that put her in a month-long coma and eventually resulted in her death. … 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

My Gratitude

My fundraising campaign has been a success and I want to thank everyone. Thank you for believing in me and this craft quest I’m on. Thank you for sharing the link on … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Stephanie Hare of SHare Studios

  In a small coastal Maine town lives a papermaker and artist, Stephanie Hare. Stef and her partner Sean, a welder and carpenter, run SHare Studios out of an old farmhouse they are … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Papel Hecho a Mano – The Adventure Begins!

I’m here and it’s happening. Buenos Aires, baby! The flights went off without a glitch (which was a relief because it was 24 hours of car to plane to plane to … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 9 Comments

Back Online in June

  Thank you for following along with me these past two months. This has been my first go at blogging and I’ve quickly become addicted. I’m looking forward to writing about … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment
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