Monday, October 18, 2010


Bamboo is lovely in the garden and is even better made into paper
The  plant is first cut into tiny pieces , then cooked with soda ash for about 20 hours I put it in a crock pot outside and leave it over night . It is then rinsed and put in the blender , from the blender into the vat of water, I add some leaves at this point and then  pull sheets of paper.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Who wants to sew?

I really enjoy making paper from the tissue pattern in sewing packages
It is a great  material to work with, even though I can not run it through a shredder ( totally jams it)
I cut it up and blend it . I love to work with the finished paper , it seems so natural and neutral I love the little letters and words that surface
I am watching for the day when " cut on the dotted line " appears but right down the middle.
You might be getting the feeling that this might be  my favorite