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.
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.
“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.
- Have you had a chance to listen to my interview with Carol Barton on Paper Talk?
- My Red Cliff Paper Retreat will take place August 21-25, 2023. Come explore a variety of papers that can be made by hand, cut, folded, stitched and assembled in a variety of ways to create books, wall hangings, sculpture, lighting and more.
- The Grolier Club in NYC is hosting a Virtual Symposium on Friday, March 24th in celebration of the “Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper” exhibition.
- I’ve set up a web page for a new project: Weaving the World Together. I need map strips from around the world – can you help? Many thanks to those of you who have sent me a strip!
Papermaking Series: Restraint Drying System
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The Art of Papercraft, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, and The Papermaker’s Companion.
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