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The Sunday Paper #174, September 10, 2017 Paper of the Week: Woven Reversible Unryu

People often tell me they have drawers full of paper and they won’t allow themselves to purchase one more sheet until their stash dwindles. But then I hear them saying they can’t bring themselves to use a beautiful sheet of paper, so perhaps that is the real issue. I’m

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The Sunday Paper #52

Dear Readers,

This is the 52nd edition of The Sunday Paper! The first year has flown by, and it has been such a delight to share over 260 interesting facts about paper with you (that’s an average of five paperfacts per week). Thank you for your comments, ideas, and words of encouragement. Keep them coming! And stay tuned for some small changes coming to

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Papermaking Auction

You must know by now that Hand Papermaking is one of my favorite organizations. They host an annual on-line auction of papermaking goodies, and it is going on right now (through April 30, 2014)! Among other items, there are some amazing opportunities to work in some of the finest papermaking studios in the country … and the world!

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Support Hand Papermaking!

There are only a few organizations dedicated solely to the field of hand papermaking. Hand Papermaking is one of them, and I encourage you to check out their on-line auction that is happening right now (ends at 5pm on May 4th). There are lots of goodies to be gotten: decorative papers, papermaking tools & equipment, artists’ books, portfolios and more!     Many of you

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On Writing Books – Part Two

This is a follow-up to last week’s post: On Writing Books. I mentioned that years ago, I had a contract to write a book about paper lamp shades. The project was terminated after I had completed my entire outline and turned in a few chapters. Needless to say, this was a huge disappointment, but by this time I had two books under my belt with

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My 10 Top Paper Picks

When I tell strangers what I do, it usually includes some sentiment about how small the field of paper art is. But even though it is small, I had no trouble coming up with this list of 10 of my favorite paper organizations. Here goes:

Current issue of Hand Papermaking Magazine

Hand Papermaking Magazine is a bi-annual publication, the journal in the field.

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4 & Counting: 3D Handmade Paper

There are numerous artists creating wonders with handmade paper. I wrote another post about two-dimensional techniques recently, and here are some examples of three-dimensional paper techniques. These are featured in The Papermaker’s Studio Guide as well. Let’s start with the least dimensional, which would be embossed sheets. Here’s an example by Margareta Mannervik. By simply laying wet sheets of handmade paper on top of an

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7: Inflatable Paper

Remember the origami balloons, or water bombs, we learned to make in elementary school? I taught my after school paper club kids to make them today, and the high energy group had fun tossing and kicking them around the room like hacky sacks. But here’s another idea – use them as holiday light covers.

origami paper balloon light covers, by JuuniOrigami

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