4: Checkered Paper

4: Checkered Paper

This is Day 97 of my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project. Soon, dear readers, you won’t be seeing me everyday in your in box! I’ll be going back to my weekly posts on Tuesdays.

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #97, 20" x 14", $100
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #97, 20″ x 14″, $100

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I love making paper from abaca, and I often call it the incredible translucent shrinking material. Here is a sheet of abaca which is double-couched with a hemp string embedded between the layers. I’ve had this sheet for awhile and have folded it and unfolded it several times. I like the worn look. I wove it with strips of a Hook Pottery Paper, which is made in a similar fashion to their moon paper.

It looks a bit like a checkerboard doesn’t it? Or half of one.

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About 100 x 100 Paper Weavings: On September 23, 2013, I started making 100 daily paper weavings. I’ll finish on New Year’s Eve!

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