Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds

Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds

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Handmade paper has a unique texture and an individual quality that makes it not only a surface to write or print on, but also an object of beauty. With a small investment in equipment (or the supplies to make it from scratch), a small harvest of backyard weeds or garden plants, and the guidance of paper making expert Helen Hiebert, anyone can make exquisite papers right in the home kitchen. Hiebert's basic paper making techniques, laid out in illustrated step-by-step instructions, make it easy to blend and shape a variety of organic papers from such common plants as hosta, milkweed, and thistledown, as well as the more unusual pineapple, yucca, and seaweed. She describes how to collect, harvest, and process the plant fibres and then create sheets using both Western and Japanese techniques. Inspired by the community of paper making artists she is a part of, Hiebert features profiles of paper makers from around the world, highlighting their individual tips and techniques. She also includes project instructions for using handmade paper to create one-of-a-kind cards and envelopes, multi panelled lampshades, and accordion fold books.
There are also instructions for embellishing techniques such as adding flower petals, creating collages, and dyeing with richly coloured walnut shells. From plant to finished paper, the simple completeness and beauty of "Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds" will appeal to crafts people, gardeners, environmentalists, teachers, and anyone who enjoys creating from nature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 236 x 256 x 8.64mm | 485.34g
  • Vermont, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations, photographs
  • 1580176224
  • 9781580176224
  • 56,516

About Helen Hiebert

?Papermaker and artist Helen Hiebert is the author of The Papermaker's Companion, Paper Illuminated, and Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds. She served as Program Director at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City for five years, where she taught papermaking workshops and her paper products were featured in the papermaking exhibition. Hiebert has also taught papermaking at the Women's Studio Workshop, the Horticultural Society of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden. Her paper products have appeared in House & Garden and Country Living magazines. Hiebert currently lives in Colorado.
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