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Tag Archives: Handmade Paper

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

The Song of the Papermakers

I got really lucky when I first was getting into papermaking. Shopping around on eBay one day I entered ‘paper maker’ into the search field. Scrolling down the results I … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Papermaking Apprenticeship in Buenos Aires- Help Make it Pozible!

You may have seen my ‘About Page’ where I talk about being a graduate student. I just wrapped up my first year of my program in Paper and Bioprocess Engineering and … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

People Posting About Paper

On Monday I posted several tweets I enjoyed from the week which met with positive response. Today I’m posting links to several blogs I frequent, along with the descriptions from their … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Making Paper for the MCBA Winterbook

Summer is great in Minneapolis. There are flea markets, concerts, outdoor films and art festivals, restaurants galore and miles upon miles of bike trails to help you get around. Despite all … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Video: Handmade Flax Paper at Cave Paper

Last summer I worked at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN. The mill opened in 1994 in the lower levels of an old warehouse near the banks of the Mississippi and ‘Cavelike’ is … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

April 9, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Friends of Dard Hunter Conference

Many of you reading this know a thing or two about Dard Hunter, I’m sure. For those of you who are meeting him here, Dard Hunter was a craftsman born … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment