The Sunday Paper #112, June 19, 2016
Paper of the Week: Stitched Abaca
My biannual paper sale starts July 3rd, and this Stitched Abaca Leather will be one of the featured papers. These are made from translucent abaca formed on an 18″ x 23″ mould and then air dried. Once dry, I spritz them with water and then restraint dry them, which accentuates the deckled edges and makes for a textured (leathery) surface. Finally, I zip them through the sewing machine with one color of thread in the needle and a second color in the bobbin, resulting in a double-sided translucent sheet. What would you make with a sheet of this paper?
Out of the Studio:
I’m in Daytona Beach, Florida for the week on a family vacation and found these plant-based crafts in the condo we’re staying in.
This review of “Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné” is a good one, covering the technique, aesthetics and content of works which are currently on view at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech. I hope that a few of you get to see this show!
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