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Our take on a variety of interesting paper related publications.

Bark-cloth and the Origins of Paper

It is widely believed that paper was invented in China by Ts’ai Lun, an official in the Imperial Court, in 105 AD.  However, in 1987, Dr. Rod Ewins, who was at that time the Head of the Tasmanian School of … Continue reading

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From Plant to Paper

A conservatory grows trees to turn into handmade paper Cleveland’s Morgan Conservatory is one of the few places in the US dedicated to conserving paper-making traditions and considering the material’s artistic and functional future. The Morgan’s special grove of Kozo, … Continue reading

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Helen Hiebert: Latest videos

Book: Tangential 2 And her 2018 calendar class:

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IAPMA News

The IAPMA Bulletin is an annual publication that is created by the members, for members. Our bulletins are professionally designed and printed editions, a tradition since 1986. Each edition contains unique handmade paper. The Bulletin is mailed out every year around … Continue reading

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Feeling in the doldrums, need a bit of creative encouragement?

It’s time to get moving …………………. Nancy Crawford is an artist and creativity coach who inspires people to explore their own creative process.  Her blog The Creative Commitment is a delight as she explores setting creative goals, breaking through creative … Continue reading

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Not all paper is created equal

An 800 year tradition of making it by hand A tradition dating back to the 16th century, making paper by hand is still central to life in the village of Kurotani in the Japanese prefecture of Kyoto. The durable and versatile … Continue reading

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HAPACOOP

By Lydia Fegan This acronym stands for HandPapermaking Cooperative.   I was reading through the summer edition of the Hand Papermaking journal and came across this article about an interesting initiative by a group of young architecture students in Ahmedabad, India.   … Continue reading

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