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Gail Stiffe

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returns 11/12/2017

I have been making handmadepaper for over 15 years and teaching adults and children for the last 10 years. I can answer most questions about papermaking and many about bookbinding. The books I make from handmade paper and are usually simple bindings with paper covers.

Experience in the area

President of Papermakers of Victoria Vice President of The Victorian Bookbinders Guild Two Solo exhibitions and many group shows Website at

What do you like about this subject?

I love the flexibility and versatility of it.

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Recent Answers from Gail Stiffe

2015-02-05 End sheets and pastedown:

Hi Gary,  Have you considered getting a papermaker to match the papers? I see you are in Ohio, you could contact the Morgan conservancy paper facility in Cleveland, they have a website so if you google

2011-03-31 how to make these type of papers?:

Hi Deenina,  This paper is very special, it is made from very the long fibres of Kozo. I believe the patterns are made by having a type of stamp and holding it under the mould as the paper is made. I have

2011-02-15 Science Fair Papermaking:

How do I make sure that my paper pulp is smooth?  You can get smooth pulp by using a blender to make the pulp.    2. What is Caustic Soda?  It is sodium hydroxide and is a very strong alkali which should

2010-07-15 Organic paper?:

I must admit I am a little grossed out by the prospect but I guess the best way would be trial and error. Take a bucket of waste and cook it up with 10% w/w caustic soda, wash that well in a net bag the

2010-07-14 Organic paper?:

It might be feasible for some waste like the waste from juicers, but for most food there is not enough fibre to make good quality paper.


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