FREE Video about Couching

The Sunday Paper #221

August 12, 2018
Thanks to everyone who entered the July Twelve Months of Paper Giveaway featuring 27 sheets of Reminiscence Paper. And the winner is … Julie Hocking. Congratulations!

Paper of the Week: Couching & Transferring Thin Sheets

I posted a short video a couple of weeks ago here, but I included a broken link – oops! Thanks to those of you who told me, and here’s a new and improved version of the video. I’ve been editioning thin sheets of paper for a new artist’s book and figured out a way to solve the problem I was having of transferring super thin sheets of abaca from the felt to the drying system. If you aren’t a papermaker, enjoy a peek into the process!

Do you have another way to transfer sheets from your post to the dryer? If so, please leave a comment below!


In the Studio:

Every winter and summer I have an online paper sale. I have so much fun curating a selection of special papers, and the next one begins at the end of the week! My newsletter subscribers will be notified first (sign up here) and of course, I’ll remind you here next Sunday!

  • The Maker’s Paper: a NEW feature of the sale (purchase this unique paper and I’ll send you a video tutorial about how to create a paper vessel)
  • Green Banana Paper Wallets: NEW I’m featuring a product from this really cool company in Micronesia (watch for my upcoming interview with the CEO)
  • Bubble Paper Translucents
  • Colored Bubbles
  • Translucent abaca package
  • Handmade small sheets

Papery Tidbits:


You may know of the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Her brother Sasaki Masahiro set up a nonprofit organization in Japan called the Sadako Legacy, which is engaged in peace activities. Some of Sadako’s original cranes have been donated to particular sites (like Pearl Harbor) and as Sasaki explains: “I can’t donate one of these (cranes) if it’s just a one-sided gesture. It won’t mean anything if the recipient doesn’t understand its meaning, or feel a real need for it.”

This is such a great product in the 21st century: a paper notebook that you can hack! The kickstarter campaign has ended, but you have to check out the campaign page that describes these educational notebooks that combine paper, pop-ups, and circuitry. And two paper stars you might know were involved in the project: Jie Qi and Susan Lowdermilk.

Paper Specs produces a weekly video about unique designs with paper. Check out this incredible sample book called The Great Wave that shows off the features of laser cutting. This book is grandiose in terms of design, but incredibly is only the size of a business card!

It was a busy week over in Club Paper – too much to share here, so I hope you’ll join us and see the what others are up to. Here you see Everdina Mielekamp’s unique form of paper quilling.

This is a great story about how an artist in England used paper cups to highlight a waste problem.


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