A Paper Community

A Paper Community

© 2022, Pi Luna, mixed media on cradled panel, 12 x 12 in.

The Sunday Paper #419

July 3rd, 2022

Each quarter, I open The Paper Year, my monthly membership program, for registration, and this is one of those times. Now through July 10th, you can join this vibrant, creative, encouraging paper community. We’ll be exploring paper cutting via a pop-up theater with Béatrice Coron in July; Cave Paper will visit our monthly Zoom meeting in August, when we’re also creating a unique book structure; and in September we’ll dive into stitched paper vessels, and Radha Pandey will teach us about natural dyeing on paper in a special surface design workshop. Click here to read more, watch the video and register. 

The Paper Year - 3Q2022

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Need a paper project for the long weekend? I’ve got two for you!
  • I just taught this Spinning Flower Card workshop last week (you can learn more about The Paper Year at the beginning of the recording, or skip straight to the tutorial at 20:00).
  • Last summer, I did a Freedom Pop Up Card workshop on Zoom. That word freedom seems more important than ever this year!

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This is a fascinating article about the Commercial Pattern Archive. Remember those paper patterns? For the community of vintage sewing enthusiasts, an unassuming website maintained by the University of Rhode Island is a priceless and irreplaceable treasure that safeguards ephemeral and inexpensive sewing patterns, documents that are fragile, easily forgotten, and born to die.

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A reader recently turned me on to the work of Pi Luna out of Santa Fe, who has a unique style of collage.

© 2022, Pi Luna, mixed media on cradled panel, 12 x 12 in.

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If you happen to be in Amsterdam this summer, XXL Paper is currently on view at the Rijksmuseum. They are exhibiting 27 vulnerable, large and rare works from the museum’s own collection, works that are usually considered too laborious to mount and too large to display in their full glory.

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I’m featuring one-sheet wonders here on the blog, since the projects my new book, The Art of Papercraft, fall into that category. I’d love to feature your one-sheet wonders!

Claudia Lee is a full-time artist working in handmade paper. She is the owner of Liberty Paper, a working and teaching studio in Middle Tennessee, as well as an artist, papermaker, designer, consultant, author and workshop leader.

Her unique bags have an origami fold that allows them to fold flat and their handles are hand-spun paper.

© 2022 Claudia Lee, Homage to Takashimaya, artist-made paper, abaca, sized, wax resist, collaged with assorted decorative handmade papers, hand-stitched. Tall Bag: 9″h x 4.5″w on three sides; Short Bag: 4.5″ h x 4.5″w on three sides

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Paper Tidbits:

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In the Studio:

I’ve been in Portland this past week, visiting our daughter, who will be a senior at the University of Portland. She has a summer internship with a PR firm, and thankfully, only has to work in the mornings, so we’ve had the afternoons and evenings to spend together. I love how green it is here, with so many flowers and BIG trees.

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Featured in my Studio shop:

The Art of Papercraft, the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, Water Paper Time, a film download, and The Papermaker’s Companion.

The Art of Papercraft

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