Exploring plant fibre paper

Our member, Claire, has been making paper from a mix of recycled cardstock, pulped orange peel & pith, and banana fibre.  Here is a taste of what she has posted on her own blog:

Above: cardstock and orange peel being formed into sheets.

Above: finished sheets, having been dried on the window, plus close-up of orange peel inclusions.  Note how light in colour the paper is considering the colour of the original pulp mix.  The orange peel is very evident.

Above: Left to right – plain cardstock with increasing amounts of orange peel and banana fibre included.  Close-up of texture.

Above: Left to right – cardstock with increasing amounts of banana fibre included.  Close-up of texture.

Some great results, showing how plant fibres can create texture depending on how finely or coarsely they are pulped.  Click here for more details on how these papers were made.

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