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The Papermaker's Apprentice
| THEN & NOW!
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|Sounds a bit like the sorcerer's apprentice, doesn't it? I wasn't actually anyone's apprentice...although at times, I did feel as though I was unleashing powers beyond my control...
I have taken workshops here and there, but I am primarily a self-taught hand papermaker. I learned by reading about the craft and experimenting in my basement.
I made my first paper using two coffee cans and a piece of window screening. I tore up some pink notepaper, threw in some potpourri, and mixed it up in the blender with water. I poured it in the topmost coffee can, waited for all the water to run through the screen to the bottom coffee can, removed the screen, flipped it onto a piece of old sheeting, and sponged water off the back of the screen. When I carefully peeled off the screen--MAGIC--a piece of round, pink fragrant paper! I've been hooked ever since...
|Visit Bev's gallery to see what the mold and deckle dredged up...|
NEW!!! Bev's Quick and Dirty Papermaking Guide to Papermaking
Plus Photos from workshops at the Penland School of the Arts, Carriage House, and the American Museum of Papermaking
|Why MAKE Paper
(when you can buy it at Office Depot)?
|Tour some of my favorite papermaking sites...|