The Sunday Paper #467
July 2, 2023
On Friday, I showed participants how to make a Crown Lantern in a workshop on Zoom. This was the kick-off to open registration for my membership program, The Paper Year. Join us!
And since July 4th is upon us here in the US, here’s a Freedom Pop-Up Card tutorial we created two years ago at a similar event. If you make either project, please share them with me (tag me @helenhiebert on Instagram or share over in my Facebook group The Paper Studio).
This is a lovely profile of Ruma Choudhury, who runs a company called Paper Nest. Through her extensive research in Birbhum in West Bengal, India, she has been able to successfully procure fibers from 38 natural resources which are indigenous to this district.
If you’re in the Fort Worth, TX area, check out this show (closing today). Several artists are represented, including multimedia artist Beronica Gonzales, who made this recreation of her bed, titled This is Me Taking a Nap (My Idea of Comfort), entirely out of paper (including paper pulp legs cast from her own legs).
The UK’s very first paper mill to use hydrogen will go on trial in 2024 – enabling toilet paper and paper towels to be made in a more sustainable way. If the trial is successful and the site is able to fully switch to low-carbon hydrogen, the mill could make paper with a 66% reduction in total CO2 emissions.
These budding entrepreneurs in Ireland won the Creative Pioneers Award for their seed papers. One of the students, Laoise May, said that the best part about being an entrepreneur is that “you can use your creativity and put your own ideas out into the real world”. Yes!
- Have you had a chance to listen to my interview with Sammy Lee on Paper Talk?
- Are you thinking about fall yet? I’m teaching an online Folded Paper Forms workshop through Maine Media in September.
- Join us in Colorado at the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, which takes place August 21 – 25 in my studio.
In the Studio
I am still working out the details for my next artist’s book… it is challenging! Here are some experiments featuring a stenciled font that I designed. It is a fat font, giving me plenty of room to show off some paper weaving within the letterforms (to come).
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