Veggie Papyrus

Veggie Papyrus

The Sunday Paper #231

October 28, 2018
Thanks to everyone who entered the October Twelve Months of Paper Giveaway. Kathleen Hartley (please contact me when you see this) and Tatyana Bessmertnaya are the lucky winners who will receive a calendar + paper pack.

I’ll be making the projects and posting about them in early November, and the winners will be posting along as much as they’d like. If you have a calendar, feel free to join us! Or if you’d like to join us, order a calendar here (they also make great gifts)!

Paper of the Week: Vintage Paper Co.

I’m in Iowa City for the joint meeting of the Friends of Dard Hunter and the American Printing History Association. One of the things I love about conferences is getting to meet people I’ve seen online. William McCracken from the UK-based Vintage Paper Co. is here with these lovely J&J Jeffery hand printed papers (and yes, I purchased a few of these papers that are screenprinted on old book pages). Vintage Paper Co. carries a variety of unique papers.
Out of the Studio: One BIG Sheet

Papery Tidbits:
I wrote a basic papermaking article for Artsy. Check it out: A Crash Course in Basic Papermaking and let me know what you think!


Here’s a video about David Carruthers, who talks about the future of paper/making in Canada. He runs La Papeterie St. Armand in Montreal.

The Philippines produce a lot of the abaca fiber on the planet, and here’s a sampling of products being made with the abaca paper and fiber over there.

Paper lamps by CDO Handmade Paper and woven fiber lamps by Basket and Weaves.

So this happened in Club Paper: a member shared the vegetable papyrus she was making in Oregon and inspired another member in the Netherlands who tried it out. She then posted pictures of her experiments and now the final result (a lamp)!

Movable paper parts were once used to explain the movements of the moon, the five regular geometric solids, the connections between the eye and the brain, and more. Before they were relegated to the domain of children, books with movable mechanisms explained anatomy, astronomy, and more to adults. I’ve had the chance to view a few of these beauties over the years (you can visit them in special collections libraries). So cool!

Check this out: a paper airplane database. Get folding and flying!


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1 Comment

  1. Thanks Helen for sharing this short video of David Carruthers, who talks about the future of paper/making in Canada.