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.
President of Papermakers of Victoria Vice President of The Victorian Bookbinders Guild Two Solo exhibitions and many group shows Website at http://www.bluep.com/~stiffe
I love the flexibility and versatility of it.
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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
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
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
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
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.