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Category Archives: Buenos Aires Apprenticeship

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 · 4 Comments

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

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