Making & Baking

The Sunday Paper #303

This issue of The Sunday Paper is dedicated to my sweet father-in-law, Pete, who passed away this week at the age of 92.

March 15, 2020

Paper of the Week: Dare I mention TP?

My husband fell in love with Japanese toilets last fall and decided to get me one for Christmas. I wasn’t so sure what I thought of

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Read Me Like A Book

The Sunday Paper #302

March 8, 2020

Paper of the Week: Flexible Book Structures + Paper Kit

We are going to be exploring a variety of unique papers in my upcoming online class, Flexible Book Structures. We’ll apply konnyaku to Korean hanji to make momigami, stain Tyvek, create a book light with hanji and Japanese linen, a scroll with a leathery paper called Kraft

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Peace Postcards

The Sunday Paper #301

March 1, 2020

Paper of the Week:

I was focusing on abaca over on instagram this week, where I shared several works I’ve created over the years with this incredible, shrinking, sculptural material. Abaca is banana plant waste that I grind into a mushy malleable pulp and turn into sheets of paper which are smooth enough to draw on, supple enough

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Water Paper Time

The Sunday Paper #300

February 23, 2020

Paper of the Week: Tant Origami Paper

Two contributors to the book I’m writing recommended Tant origami paper, which I’d never heard of before. But you know how when you hear about something, it starts appearing everywhere? I was talking to a paper distributor a few weeks ago who told me that Tant is packaged in Echizen,

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Papermaking in Action

The Sunday Paper #299

February 16, 2020

Paper of the Week: A Sheet of Abaca in 1:20

I made a short video of me making a sheet of abaca. The sheet size is 18″ x 23″ and I’m making it on an old English mould that I purchased many years ago. It only takes about 1-1/2 minutes to pull and couch a sheet (I

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A Pop-Up Valentine for You

The Sunday Paper #298

February 9, 2020

Paper of the Week: Weave Through Winter

Top left moving clockwise: Andrea Martin, Ann Kebbell, Suzanne Berland, Cynthia Reid, Susan Ruptash.

We are finishing up our 30 Days of Weave Through Winter on Valentine’s Day, and it has been such a treat to see the variety of weavings that have been created over the past few

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Pop-Up Paper Groundhog

The Sunday Paper #297

February 2, 2020

Paper of the Week: Kyoseishi from Washi Arts

Kyoseishi (kee-o-say-shi) is a handmade, dyed Japanese paper than has konnyaku starch kneaded into the kozo fibers to strengthen the paper. Kyoseishi means strong paper. This type of paper is known as momigami (crinkled paper). The distinctive texture comes from the process of kneading the starch into the paper.

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A Cubicard Finale

The Sunday Paper #296

January 26, 2020

Paper of the Week: Jean-Paul LeConte on Paper Talk

It was such a treat to speak with Jean-Paul LeConte who runs the popular website Best Pop Up Books with his girlfriend Denice in The Netherlands. We talk about how the purchase of a copy of Robert Sabuda’s Alice in Wonderland pop-up book several years ago, led him

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My Colorado Paper Retreat

The Sunday Paper #295

January 19, 2020

Paper of the Week: Red Cliff Paper Retreat

Registration is now open and you are invited to my studio in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the 7th Annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat! The 2020 Retreat theme is Woven Paper: Books/Vessels/Lighting. Come experience a variety of papers that can be made by hand, cut, folded, stitched and woven to

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Architecture in Paper

The Sunday Paper #294

January 12, 2020

Paper of the Week:Kozo Grid Paper

I am still messing around with the grid watermark on my mould. Once I remove it, I’m not likely to reuse it, so I’m trying to make the most of it with pulp I have on hand in the studio. This is some kozo I had hand beaten and stored in

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