How-To Books by Helen Hiebert

I’ve been creating these book round-ups throughout 2018 featuring five books a month. It just dawned on me that I’ve written five how-to books, so this post is dedicated to them. Feel free to pin this image to share this resource with the wider paper community. And by the way, click here to see the growing list of the Best-of-Lists. I’m creating one a month.

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Papermaking Kit Giveaway!

The Sunday Paper #216

July 8, 2018

Paper of the Week: Arnold Grummer’s Papermill Pro

Spoiler alert! Arnold Grummer’s will release a refreshed and updated version of the classic Papermill Pro this fall. Helen Hiebert Studio is pleased to offer the very first kit to this month’s giveaway winner. Papermill Pro Kits use the simple ‘pour’ method to make paper. Arnold Grummer modeled

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Paper on Mt. Everest

The Sunday Paper #213

June 17, 2018 Happy Father’s Day to everyone!

Paper of the Week: Pondside Pulp & Paper

June Tyler offers papermaking workshops in her Norwich, NY Studio Pondside Pulp and Paper. She has a new 4’ x 6’ mould and deckle made by Tony Carlone for workshop participants to use. This summer, she and Tony are offering the following workshops:

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Best Paper Lampshade Books

PAPER LAMPSHADE BOOK ROUND-UP Paper and light have been a fascination since the beginning of my career. From folding screens to hot air balloons, lamps and lanterns to kites, there are numerous ways to view paper activated by light. Here’s a round-up of a few books I’ve collected over the years. Feel free to pin this image to share this resource with the wider paper

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Paper Screens

The Sunday Paper #142, January 15, 2017

Paper of the Week: Japanese Tissue – White Sudare

This is another paper in the supply kit for my online class Paper Illuminated. This thin Japanese tissue is available from Mulberry Paper & More and comes in several patterns. ———————————————————————————————––––––––– In the Studio:\ My inspiration into the world of paper began many years ago on a brief

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Paper Illuminated!

The Sunday Paper #141, January 8, 2017

Paper of the Week: Nepalese Batik Lokta Paper

This is another paper in the supply kit for my online class Paper Illuminated. This Nepalese lokta paper is available in four sizes from Mulberry Paper & More. ———————————————————————————————––––––––– In the Studio: Here’s what we’ll be turning this paper into in my online class, Paper Illuminated, which begins March

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Happy 2017!

The Sunday Paper #140, January 1, 2017

H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

Paper of the Week: Thai Nature Touch – Lemon Grass

Thai Nature Touch – Lemon Grass, available from Mulberry Paper & More

I’ve been busy this week with the holiday, family in town, finishing up a custom paper order, and planning my first

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Artist Profile: Jenny Pinto

I met Jenny Pinto twelve years ago when she came to work in my studio in Portland. She had posted a note on the BookArts listserv, and the subject line read: papermaking with plants & lampshades, or something to that effect. Well, that caught my attention since I’d just written Papermaking With Plants and I was also making lamps with my handmade paper.

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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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Hello from Codex!

This is just a quick hello from the Bay Area where I’m attending the Codex International Book Fair. I arrived a day early and had a wonderful time walking up to Mt. Davidson near my friend’s home, exploring Chinatown and attending an Indian festival.

View of the SF skyline from Mt. Davidson

The book fair today was amazing! I saw so many old

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A Peak Inside of Playing With Paper

Playing With Paper is now in stores. Have you seen it in a shop near you? Here it is at Powell’s Bookstore in Portland (thanks to my friend Lisa for snapping this pic). I’d love to post pictures of the book in various locations, so send me a photo if you happen to see it!

Playing With Paper

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8. Pleat Pleat

We’ve all seen fancy ways to pleat and tuck fabric in the fashion world. Guess what? There are a variety of ways in which artists have adapted these techniques in paper. In Playing With Paper, I feature a couple of artists who fold paper in unique ways. Artist Chris Palmer is author of the book Shadowfolds. This book focuses on folding fabric, but Chris has

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