Tag Archives: Plant fibre paper

PPA: Plant fibre cook-up

By Claire Brach Last week at the studio we got the coppers out as everyone arrived with an array of plant fibres in various states of readiness for boiling. We chopped, stuffed into bags, added water to the coppers, heated, … Continue reading

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PPA Children’s Papermaking Workshop

Last Wednesday we were delighted to host our first children’s papermaking workshop for 2019.  Run in conjunction with North Sydney Council Bushcare the event was a huge success, with the children creating a wide range of pieces. Not only did … Continue reading

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Making the Bird of Paradise Collage

By PPA member Sue Bradshaw Diary Notes – 08:30 am I cut enough leaves from the super-mature plant in my front garden to fill the metal cooking pot (about $12 from Target).  It can’t be aluminium because you’re using caustic … 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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Paper from daffodils, anyone?

By Webmaster. This week I had a recipe for making paper from daffodils given to me. It looks quite fun but, unfortunately, it’s the wrong time of year here in Australia for waning daffs.  We’ve got another 8 months or … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Exploring formation aid

Webmaster note: Sue recently added her recipe for creating formation aid from Okra to our Paper Bites page, today she discusses using Aloe Vera as an alternative. *************************** Article by Sue Bradshaw: I’ve found it’s more effective to use Okra … Continue reading

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