© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #31, 10″ x 8″, $100
There are so many places to find and acquire papers! Do you make or decorate them yourself, do you purchase them at a store, do you buy from a warehouse or dealer? I’ve listed the companies that have contributed paper for this project in a sidebar on my web page
. I also have a pinterest page
featuring 50 places to shop for paper. Please leave a comment below if there is a resource you know of that I’ve missed!
The weaving pictured above features an eggplant colored paper with embedded strings that I purchased at The Artist’s Mercantile
, an art supply store in Glenwood Springs. This particular shop orders all of its paper from Graphic Products Corporation/Black Ink
, a paper distributor (their website is quite informative). I wove it with a gorgeous hand marbled paper by Steve Pittelkow. I’ve said this before: it is fascinating to watch Steve work his magic at the marbling tank.
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #32, 9″ x 9″, $100
#32 is double-sided!
Upcycling (giving something old a new life) is a great way to reuse interesting papers. Rockport Publishers
, which published my book Playing With Paper
, upcycles their print waste into these nifty blank books (and BTW, Rockport runs the Craftside Blog
featuring projects from lots of their books). Paper Weaving #32 features upcycled paper from Lexi Boeger’s book Intertwined
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #33, 10″ x 8″, $100
Designers often have their patterns reproduced on papers. I wove this blue paper designed by Debra Glanz of Reminiscence Papers. She sells a line of decorative papers in her Etsy Shop
. Paper Connection International (PCI) imports papers from a variety of makers in Japan. The orange paper here, called Spokes on Tangerine
, is from their Laurelai line
designed by a couple of paperwomen exclusively for PCI.
I’m ramping up for another giveaway – this time an assortment of papers leftover from my weavings – be sure to read my next blog post for details!