The Papermaker’s Companion

September 26, 2018

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.

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January 26, 2018

Best Papermaking Technique Books

HAND PAPERMAKING TECHNIQUES
I’m a huge fan of innovation in paper. This medium is incredible because aside from just making your own sheets, you can paint with pulp, drape freshly formed sheets over an armature, cast, embed, emboss, create watermarks, …

November 2, 2017

Best Basic Papermaking Books

This is a list of my favorite how-to books about making paper by hand. I will be compiling other themed ‘Best of Guides’ about various aspects of paper including the history of hand papermaking, papermaking techniques, papermaking with plants, paper …

August 20, 2014

Make Your Own Mould & Deckle

I’ve been making paper for many years and I have to say that my absolute favorite mould is made by Timothy Moore. I’m not sure that he is even taking orders for moulds anymore (and if he is, he …

February 26, 2013

On Writing Books

I have to admit that, for the most part, I hated writing in highschool and college. So when I received a letter from an editor at Storey Publishing in 1997, asking whether I’d be interested in writing a book about …