The Sunday Paper Blog

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 …

July 11, 2015

Flower Power

The Sunday Paper #63

Paper of the Week: Tracing Paper

You know the tracing paper that you can get at any art supply store? It comes on a roll, in two colors (canary yellow and white) and in varying widths …

July 4, 2015

Paper in the Guinness Book of World Records

The Sunday Paper #62

Paper of the Week: Thai Unryu

Thai Unryu is a versatile paper that I like to use for teaching. It is inexpensive and beautiful with kozo fibers running through it. It comes in a wide variety …

June 27, 2015

The Elephant in the Room

The Sunday Paper #61

Paper of the Week: Elephant Hide

In the late 1980’s, I moved to NYC and took my first job at Rapoport Printing Company, a commercial printer in lower Manhattan. Sidney Rapoport, who was in his 80’s …