The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper Paperback – May 15 2000
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From Library Journal
This guide by papermaking artist Hiebert (Papermaking with Plants) goes beyond most books on handmade paper by including detailed instructions for making equipment and for using unusual fibers as a source of pulp. Instructions for both Western-style (European) and Eastern-style (Japanese) papers are covered. Some projects are included, but the emphasis is on processes and techniques. This good, basic manual is suitable for all crafts collections.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
Learn the Popular Craft of Papermaking from an Expert
* Make stunning, colorful papers from recycled junk mail
* Set up or even build your own inexpensive equipment
* Emboss, laminate, and watermark your papers
* Harvest your own plants for papermaking as the ancients did
* Learn to paint and even sculpt with pulp
* Craft unforgettable flower petal cards and stationery
* Share the fun of papermaking with children
* Make paper photo frames, books, lampshades, and more
With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, expert Helen Hiebert covers every imaginable aspect of creating one-of-a-kind papers and using those papers in fun, creative, and beautiful ways. With techniques ranging from beginning to advanced, this essential handbook is sure to be one that paper crafters return to again and again.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
The basic papermaking process involves dipping a screen stretched across a frame (the mould and deckle) into a vat of pulp, lifting the screen out of the vat, and shaking it back and forth - and side to side - so that the fibers interlock and bond on top of the screen surface as the water drains through the screen. Read the first page
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If you are already making paper and looking for project ideas, there are a few, but that isn't really the point of this book. Includes an index and resource guide
Update 10/08 I guess the book didn't inspire me enough to keep going with it. After my first review I've only picked it up one other time.
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