The Sunday Paper #391
December 5, 2021
Thank you to those of you who have already pre-ordered copies of my new book! This is a page spread featuring a few papermaking techniques, along with a profile of Green Banana Paper. Although the book is not a book about hand papermaking, I couldn’t leave it out! I’m excited that we’re getting closer to the publication date – February 15th – save that date for a virtual book launch party at 12 noon MST.
In the meantime, I’ve created a fun holiday gift idea for the paper artists and crafters on your list this season: save them an autographed first edition of The Art of Papercraft! I’ll pop a reservation card in the mail once place your order, and the actual book will be mailed in mid-February. You’ll save 15% if you order two or more copies.
Speaking of holiday gifts, check out the Craft Industry Alliance’s Holiday Gift Guide, featuring handmade items ranging from craft kits, papercrafts and home goods, to knitting, sewing, weaving and woodworking novelties. One of my favorite makers, Elissa Campbell from Blue Roof Designs, has her handcrafted books made with love in the guide (look under papercrafts).
Check out these charming paper illustrations by Elly MacKay, who shares a bit about her work and process in this article.
Polly Verity folds paper in incredible ways!. You may be familiar with her paper kisses. Click through to see those and hear her talk about her process and influences.
Whoa, what will they do with these next? A total of 38,105 ninja stars were displayed at the Koka-ryu Real Ninjakan museum in the city, which is the birthplace of ninja warriors of the Koka school, setting a Guinness world record.
- I’m hosting a free Zoom workshop on December 15th. We’ll be making a woven paper lantern and I’ll tell you all about The Paper Year 2022, which opens for registration that day.
- This is a fun video tutorial on making paper bows.
- Have you listened to my interview with Susan Kristoferson on Paper Talk?
In the Studio:
I’m planning for my next online class, Weave Through Winter, which will take place during the month of February, 2022. This is the fourth annual session, and each year, I add a few new elements. This year (or should I say next year?) I will share unique ways to display or house weavings (like the Australian book structure pictured below, which was inspired by a participant in the course last year). We’ll also explore new structural and thematic prompts. I can’t wait!
|Featured this week in my Studio shop:
The Art of Papercraft, Party Lights Try It! online class, Papermaking with Plants, and The Papermaker’s Studio Guide, a film download.
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