Category Archives: Techniques

What do you know about Washi paper and how to use it?

The people behind Washi Arts have a marvelous resource page giving all sorts of uses for washi paper – Click here. On their “What is Washi” page they take you through the history, the materials, the methods of production and … Continue reading

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Brenda Livermore: Moth Book

You may remember our September social day post where Brenda was working on the layout of a Moth Book. This collaborative project has now been completed and is being exhibited as part of the Warringah Printmakers annual exhibition open every … Continue reading

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Testing ideas with denim paper

By PPA member Harriet Watts Here are some shots of Steph and I making large A2 denim sheets at PPA recently (mid August) using the large vat and hydraulic press. It was great fun but after a long day we … Continue reading

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North Sydney Children’s Festival: Workshop opportunity

Don’t forget our children’s papermaking mini workshops running on: Sunday 22nd October 11am – 3pm Click here for more details.

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Children’s papermaking: Sunday 22nd October

North Sydney Children’s Festival Where:  Civic Park When:   Saturday 28 October Theme: Art Meets Science. Along with the festival North Sydney Council has organised Children’s Week Creative Workshops from 21st to 28th October.  Click here for the full range. Primrose … Continue reading

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Naturally beautiful banana fibre wallets, papers and more.

Green Banana Paper is a waste-to-wealth manufacturing start-up.  Based in Kosrae, Micronesia, they turn post-harvest banana trees into sustainable handmade goods. Unlike hardwood fruit-bearing trees, banana plants only fruit once in their lifetime. When the bananas are ripe, farmers must … Continue reading

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Paper casting experimentation

by Claire Brach I thought I’d share my first experimentation in paper casting.  Our member, Robert, made his own molds and cast some excellent shapes at our recent social day (see previous post) and I’ve been hankering to have a … Continue reading

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