The Sunday Paper #159, May 20, 2017
I love these Thai marbled papers that are imported by GPC Papers (click the link to find a retailer that carries this paper near you. It comes in a variety of colors). These papers are machine made from kozo and bamboo pulp and are hand-marbled. If you have the 2017 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, this is the May project! I’d love to see a photo of your May Flower in situ!
Congratulations to raffle winner Melinda Collins Knick of Tucson. Her pack of papers and calendar are in the mail. Thanks to all who participated and stay tuned for the next raffle!
In the Studio:
I was super jazzed this week to figure out how to make an “embroidery hoop” for paper. I’m stitching the colophons for my artist’s book Nebulae, and after completing one without any sort of hoop/frame, I had to find a better way. This simple foam core frame holds the paper taut and makes the stitching so much easier. It is still quite a labor of love, and my fingers are thankful that there are only 5 copies to make! I made a video about Nebulae if you want to see the entire book.
Aimee Lee is an expert on Korean papermaking! Here’s a great review of a group exhibition she is participating in during the month of May at the Korean Cultural Center in Washington to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.
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