The Sunday Paper Blog

September 19, 2015

Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds

The Sunday Paper #73

Paper of the Week: Hosta Paper

In about 1996, when I was working at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC, I received a letter via snail mail from an editor at Storey Books, inquiring whether I would …

September 12, 2015

Discover PaperLove

The Sunday Paper #72

Paper of the Week: Graph Paper

There are a lot of mundane papers that are pretty cool, like graph paper. I thought I’d do a little research about it, and it turns out that rectangular grid …

September 5, 2015

Paper in America

The Sunday Paper #71

Paper of the Week: Vellum

Before there was paper, vellum was a paper-like substrate made from calfskin, which was cleaned, bleached, stretched on a frame, and scraped to produce single pages for scrolls and books. Today, …

August 29, 2015

Animal Tales

The Sunday Paper #70

Paper of the Week: Abaca with Embedded Wire

When I learned that I could embed items between two sheets of wet handmade paper during the papermaking process an entire new world opened up for me. I …

August 22, 2015

One Sheet at a Time

The Sunday Paper #69

Featured Paper of the Week: Pour Papers from Arnold Grummer’s® Papermaking

Arnold Grummer is one of the grandfathers of hand papermaking, and I’m so happy that I had a chance to meet him several years ago. …

August 15, 2015

Tree Book Tree: a Plantable Book

August 8, 2015

Cranes Not Bombs

The Sunday Paper #67

Paper of the Week: Brew Paper

Adding items (often referred to as inclusions) to the papermaking vat is one of the simplest ways to make unique and intriguing papers. I was recently approached by a brewery …

August 1, 2015

Paper Everlasting

The Sunday Paper #66

Paper of the Week: Abaca with Embedded String

Most of you know that I love the qualities of translucency and shrinkage inherent in abaca fiber. This long fiber is a relative of the banana plant, and …

July 25, 2015

The Floating Library

July 18, 2015

Giant Paper Dish Cloths

The Sunday Paper #64

Featured Paper of the Week: Akatosashi from Paper Connection International

In the early 1990’s, I had the opportunity to see a Japanese papermaking exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where I met Lauren …