Paper Giveaway!

Paper Giveaway!

Decorative paper pieces from 100 x 100 Paper Weavings

Decorative paper pieces from 100 x 100 Paper Weavings

I’m hosting a rafflecopter giveaway and invite you to join in on the fun! One lucky winner will receive an envelope full of incredible paper pieces that I’ve accumulated over the course of 100 x 100 Paper Weavings. This photo shows only a small portion of the prize… take a look through all of the weavings to date to get a glimpse of some of the unique papers you will receive.

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #34,  10" x 8", $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #34, 10″ x 8″, SOLD

This is a portion of another van dyke print by Alyssa Salomon on my abaca woven with Hiromi Paper’s brazilian banana paper in red. I love the crispness and translucency of this paper, which is most certainly related to abaca and shares its characteristics.
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #35,  10" diameter, $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #35, 10″ diameter, SOLD

Japan meets Korea. I highly recommend that you whet your paper appetite by looking at the selection of Yuzen Papers (incredibly rich and imaginative printed papers) that Paper Connection International imports from Japan. This one is called Grey Wheels and I purchased a sheet of it very early in my career and was happy to see it again! In 2011, I had the pleasure of visiting Jang Ji Bang, a traditional Korean Papermill located near Seoul, South Korea. I was gifted a huge sheet of hanji paper and used a small piece of it for this weaving.
Here is a short video of me attempting to make a sheet of paper at Jang Ji Bang.

And if you can’t see that for some reason, here is a link.
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #36,  13" x 11", $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #36, 13″ x 11″, $100

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This is a gorgeous marbled paper by Tom Leech of Santa Fe, NM paired and woven with a handmade sheet from the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory.
© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #37,  10" x 8", $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #37, 10″ x 8″, $100

I absolutely adore this printed paper that I purchased at Wet Paint in St. Paul, Minnesota. I could stare at it for hours, as it is quite complex (did you notice that the print is woven?). I wove it with a sheet of Hark! Handmade Paper. These durable papers are externally coated with saturated color, a patina of walnut dye, and finally a heavy coat of gelatin size. Yummy!
That’s all for now folks. Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway!


  1. Pam says:

    This give away looks fabulous to a paper junkie like me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. I love the interplay between the papers in your weaving project. It has caused me to look at extra paper from projects or scrap strips differently as I now see the potential they hold as design elements if woven into another sheet.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I have done “challenge” projects in the past – in particular, one I call “Opus” in which I made an 11″ x 11″ piece of calligraphy daily for 175 days – it’s been a wonderful resource and was a terrific training experience. I am enjoying watching your process – thanks for sharing!

  4. Claudia Daniel says:

    I simply love paper. I try to make paper. I teach kids about paper. I would love to win this paper.

  5. Sue Nuti says:

    Helen, your paper weavings are gorgeous. What inspiration!! I must get started on my own.

  6. I am a paper junkie and create unique books with unusual papers..what a lovely giveaway!

  7. lkfend says:

    These papers and paper weavings are absolutely wonderful. I have been saving scarps of paper to do some weaving and would love to win this give-away. (I lost a box full of saved papers to a flooded basement. It was some of my favorite: whites, off-whites, beige colors, neutrals.) Started over…hoping to collect scraps for an idea for a dandelion paper weave. Your blog is inspiring! Thanks

  8. Carole Carlson says:

    I just started following the project about a week ago, and I’m really enjoying seeing all that you are doing. I’m developing a real interest in specialty papers.

  9. Cyndi from White Salmon says:

    Helen – It has been inspiring to see the range of weaving styles and formats as well as the vast array of extraordinary papers from all over the world. THanks for Sharing. Cyndi S. ( OCAC – PDX grad)

  10. Barbara A. Bradley says:

    There are so many beautiful papers!I’m amazed at your combinations! Helen,you make it look impossibly easy. Thanks for the brain food. Barbara

  11. Wow, Helen, you are creating such an amazing series of weavings, and the papers you are using are all gorgeous and beautifully made….
    maybe someday I will organize this chaotic house and make room for paper art once again….

  12. Erin Paulson says:

    I love how these paper weavings seem to defy their 2-dimensional source. They remind me of kaleidoscopes!
    Also, I too was fortunate in having the opportunity to visit Jang Ji Bang. What an amazing place! I still have paper I purchased from there waiting for a project.

  13. Gina Pisello says:

    Love theway you highlight each paper in the weaving process. I am also enjoying working my way through your book, Playing with paper.

  14. Karen says:

    I think all of them are gorgeous and inspirational. I really like the one picturing a bird on a branch. And the dimness of the moon is pictured just so perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. I love that you’re mixing fancy paper and pedestrian paper (e.g. the one with the map in it)!

  16. miss polly says:

    oh, i am a hungry paper maven and me and my magpie leaning would so love to win this little parcel.
    thanks for the chance, polly

  17. Thery McKinney says:

    It’s fascinating how paper is always different and yet amazingly the same.So many opportunities.

  18. Pat Upton says:

    The diversity and your creativity are what intrigue me the most! Love all 100 X 100 paper weavings!

  19. Dawn Stetzel says:

    Hi Helen. What a great assignment/exercise you have given yourself! My absolute favorites are the weavings with the prints by Alyssa Salomon! Part of the reason is that the weaving in these works seem to have more of a strong partnership with the base paper….more direct interaction between the weaving and the base paper….for me anyway this is exciting. And I see they are both sold too! Marvelous!

  20. Laurel DeFreece says:

    Helen, Your Pieces are amazing. I recently took my first papermaking class at Arrowmont. Claudia Lee was our instructor.She was wonderful! We had a ball. I left so inspired! What a GREAT CLASS and experience.
    I’m in an Art Show this weekend and I’m going to show 4 of my pieces for the first time.
    I bought your book, The Papermaker’s Companion.I have found the book very helpful and inspirational. Thank you! Laurel DeFreece

  21. Gini Cooper says:

    You have really taken paper weaving to a new level. I love them all. I guess what intrigues me about your project is how different they all are and how you keep coming up with new ideas. Amazing! I’d love to win the paper package – what inspiration that would be.

  22. Rachel Kopel says:

    I so enjoy your long projects. You are right, it is like being in flow, in the beginning you may feel you are running out of work, but then the second wind lifts you higher. There is so much to learn by repeating a process. Thanks for the reminders.

  23. jeannie hunt says:

    I love that this is an extended project and fully documented. I really like the variety of cutting patterns and the mixture of solids and patterns. Who knew that paper could be beautiful!

  24. Beverly O. says:

    The strongly shaped weavings billow with feelings and intentions!

  25. Your weavings have inspired me to add a little more to my own work. I would love to win the paper scraps. They’d be fabulous for making my pop-up books. Thanks!

  26. Jan Marinos says:

    Hi Helen,
    Loved seeing the video of Korean papermaking at Jang ji Bang and I’m enjoying returning to see the variety of papers and surprising combinations you are creating on your paper weavings project. xo

  27. Virginia Cook says:

    Love paper like everyone here and would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity.

  28. Michele says:

    What remarkable weavings. It would be an honor to work with these paper scraps.

  29. Denise Royal says:

    They are just so amazing.

  30. I have your book and LOVE it! It’s soo creative, and the illustrations are beautiful.
    I LOVE paper as I’m an artist who works in all media,including collage. I bought your book after I saw some of your work online.
    “Color and I are One”, Paul Klee
    Thanks for this opportunity to receive papers!
    Barbara Reiser, aka Bobbie