Make a Faceted Map Ring

Make a Faceted Map Ring

The Sunday Paper #452

March 19, 2023

Join me for a 1-hour Zoom workshop and presentation on Thursday, March 30th at noon MST. I’ll talk about my Paper Year Membership Program, and then we’ll dive into making this Faceted Map Ring. All you need is a strip of paper! Read all about it and sign up here.

If you’ve contributed map strips to my Weaving the World Together project, I hope you saved the rest of your map, because it would work perfectly for this project. If you don’t have a map, or prefer not to use one, any text weight paper that folds well will work.

The first and last images below are the same map (front and back) and the middle image shows a decorative lokta paper with a mini faceted map ring in the center.


Weave Through Winter was as amazing as ever this year. Here’s the video featuring just some of the weavings we created during the month of February. Click here if you’d like to be notified about next year’s course (Feb 1 – 29, 2024).

Some fun news: I’ve just signed a contract to write a book based on this course – I’m excited to get this information out in the world in another format.


Check out this fantastic profile of Amos Paul Kennedy on Hyperallergic.

A selection of prints from Amos’s Coffee and God series (2022) (photo Angelina Lippert/Hyperallergic)


Susan Beech, a paper artist in the UK, was commissioned by Nature Conservancy magazine to create more than 60 flowers made of crepe paper, painted with powdered pastels or dyed with tea. Click through to see many more flowers and watch a close up video of the artist at work. All this to bring to life an old notebook describing Grand Teton’s phenology, the seasonal timing of natural events such as the first snowmelt, the emergence of wildflowers, and the arrival and departure of migrating birds.

FEATURING (LEFT TO RIGHT) Black Henbane, Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Musk Thistle, Orange Agoseris, Sticky Purple Geranium, Striped Coralroot, Yellow Salsify, Wild Rose, American Globeflower, Black Henbane and Hoary Aster. © Alex Snyder/TNC


“Around 1,300 years ago, a woman leant over a precious book, and etched some letters into the margin, along with some cartoonish drawings. She didn’t use ink – she scratched them in, so they were almost invisible to the naked eye. Until last year, no-one knew they were there…” Now, researchers are able to “see” these etchings thanks to a new imaging technology at the Bodleian Library, which can map the physical texture and contours of a book page, manuscript, or the surface of other historical objects such as printing plates. I wonder if these “etchings” could be related to watermarking in any way.


Paper Tidbits


Papermaking Series: Restraint Drying System


Featured in my Studio shop:

The Art of Papercraft, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, and The Papermaker’s Companion.

The Art of Papercraft


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1 Comment

  1. Cheryl A Brown says:

    I followed the link to the Nature Conservancy story, and was absolutely astonished! Such a simple medium as paper, in the right hands, can create a work of art……

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