The Sunday Paper #270
July 28, 2019 (Happy 20th to our son Will)
Paper of the Week:
I wanted to use up some of my paper scraps and came up with a plan to make patchwork papers (there is a fantastic–and very different–tradition in Korea called bojagi). I had an intern compose/design the layout of the sheets, and then he applied a layer of methyl cellulose glue to attach the paper scraps to wet sheets of freshly couched cotton. Two things happened that weren’t so great: some of the scraps stained my felts and the blotters in my drying system (oops!), and several of the thicker scraps didn’t adhere well. So I decided to quilt the papers by running them through my sewing machine.
In The Studio:
The Twelve Months of Paper is rebranding as The Paper Year in 2020. This will be a 9″ x 7″ wire bound planner with twelve fun paper projects (one for each month). Here you see two covers the designer sent me – I know which one I’m going with, but thought I’d share a bit of the process with you. We’ll wrap up the design phase soon, and then the planner will go to the printer. They’ll be available early this fall!
- Have you listened to the Paper Talk episode with Drew Matott of Peace Paper?
- Would you be interested in a holiday gift-making online class? This would take place early this fall and would focus on simple paper projects that have been featured in past Twelve Months of Paper calendars. I’m contemplating this – e-mail me if you’re interested.
- Check out the variety of papermaking workshops offered at Pondside Pulp & Paper in Norwich, NY
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