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Friday Night Flicks: Chinese Rice Paper Maker Sticks to Traditional Hand making Methods

Tonight’s video is about the making of rice paper in Jingxian County of east China’s Anhui Province, in particular the making of a single sheet 3.6 meters wide and 11 meters long.   You can read more text about the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: A Paper Record Player

Tonight’s flick was chosen mostly as a demonstration of a concept. I have long held that you can make anything out of paper, and here’s a working (well, manually operated) record player to help prove the point.     You … Continue reading

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I Blame The Heat (and the cat)

This week I finished the book for the joint project with Kate Hodgson, but the process did not go nearly as smoothly as I had hoped. I re-sized the test version of the parts for a 5-point star and printed … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Der Papiermacher

A friend sent me a link to this video a little while ago, and I enjoyed it enough to want to share it further. Directed by Daniel Egenolf for Kings and Kongs, Der Papiermacher is a portrait of Gangolf Ulbricht, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making hanji: Korean papermaking by Shin Hyun Se

Tonight’s video is a little longer than usual, but it’s worth it to watch all the steps involved in producing hanji.     If you want to try a little papermaking this weekend, there’s a tutorial on making your own … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Sekishu-Banshi

One of the joys of the Interweb is the ‘accidental find’. Today’s video is about traditional paper making in the region of Iwame in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan. The paper making technique used in the video is reputed to … Continue reading

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This and That

It has been another one of those weeks where I flitted from project to project without seeming to make much progress. I am working on a pop-up book with Monique Martin but there isn’t much to look at yet. David and I made another … Continue reading

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Recomp 2

I had not planned to write another post about the bald-faced hornets and our joint project quite so soon, but life has a way of intervening in the plans of humans. And the plans of hornets, in this case. While I was … Continue reading

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Recomp

Back in late 2013, I wrote a piece for Book Arts/Arts du livre Canada, the magazine of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. The editor wanted a description/announcement rather than a critical review for Decomp, Stephen Collis/Jordan Scott, Coach House Books, Toronto, … Continue reading

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I could make paper out of that.

I entered the field of book arts via paper making. I thought learning to make my own paper would be interesting so I began to teach myself from books. My husband built me some basic tools and I started to … Continue reading

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