Hello, handmade papermakers! You are invited to participate in the 2nd annual full-sheet handmade paper swap! This exchange is open to all level of papermaker. What You Need to Do: … Continue reading
An old hymnal becomes a new hymnal. A year of shutdown ends up opening a new worlds. Much work is done and much work is left to do.
Pulping and refining are two papermaking processes that affect the mechanical properties of the finished product. This video gives an overview of the topic.
Early this year I was accepted into the artist collective at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. March 1st came, I paid my dues and got excited to have 24/7 … Continue reading
Do you make handmade paper? Would you like to participate in a swatch swap with papermakers from around the globe? Here is a great opportunity! Sign up to particpate by … Continue reading
A curated collection of pieces from artists working in pulp painting was the first Hand Papermaking Journal portfolio I sat with in person. It was Hand Papermaking Journal Portfolio #7, it was at … Continue reading
Formation describes how uniformly the fibers and other solid components of a paper furnish are distributed in the finished sheet and is massively important! Good formation results in desired outcomes … Continue reading
Hello – it’s me! This year has been a year of travel and figuring things out and I’ve been wondering – how to get back into the blogging that I’ve … Continue reading
All space is space in which to create. Eric Maisel I discovered an invisible empire of the air. Lee de Forest Think about a sheet of paper and you might … Continue reading
Why Use Sizing? Sizings used in papermaking reduce water absorption into the fibers. Internal sizing treatments act on the outside of fibers. Consider paper towels, the main use being to wipe up spills and messes. … Continue reading
Some of you might remember the interview I posted a year ago when I was working in Buenos Aires. In the first week of my apprenticeship my mentor, Alejandro Geiler, told … Continue reading