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.
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
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
Just fell into bed with my computer; it’s the end of day two at the Rare Book School (RBS) in hot and humid Charlottesville, VA. I’m here taking a course in … Continue reading
The next time you get an ‘F’ on an exam, don’t be bummed out – you can help a tree out! This Spring Semester, the last semester of my graduate … Continue reading
Hello, dear readers! Wrapping up my graduate degree has been an incredible time suck with incredible rewards. I’m back now, and to start I will give a few updates about what’s … Continue reading
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
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
“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
I wanted to take this ‘Paper Industry Monday’ to talk about the website Paper Classroom. The UK-based site is the work of Steve Mann who received his PhD from the Department of … Continue reading
After graduating with an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State, Whitney Korstange and her sister Hilary purchased a fully equipped, 20-year-old handmade paper mill and moved it from Vermont to … Continue reading