Tag Archives: Plant fibre paper

Seaweed Paper

By Dinah Beeston Recently Jess contacted us about making paper out of seaweed. She is currently completing her honours degree at UNSW art and design and for her honours project she is investigating how seaweed could be transformed into packaging. … Continue reading

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March Social Day: A hive of industry!

Our social day was super busy with almost everyone opting to make paper, and using a different type or coloured pulp. Clockwise from top left: Dinah pulped an old skirt that was given to her. Helen was making black paper … Continue reading

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Megan Heeres: The Invasive Paper Project

Megan Heeres is an artist and also the person behind The Invasive Paper Project, which is based in Detroit but also travels to other locations. She offers papermaking workshops with invasive plants harvested from urban areas. The project is an … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper making: Flax

One of our members gave some flax to two of our very active paper-makers, Lou & Ang.  They immediately started work on transforming it into paper. The fibre went through the beater and was prepared as a pulp ready for … Continue reading

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Megan Singleton: Seaweed paper

Megan Singleton is a practicing artist and educator based in St. Louis, Missouri.  She is adjunct faculty at Webster University where she teaches Papermaking and Studio Art courses and has worked as a digital artist for Bruton Stroube Studios since … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper making: Strelitzia

Under Jill’s tutelage Claire had her first go at making plant fibre paper.  Using prepared Strelitzia as shown in our previous post she took the cooked, rinsed and bagged fibres home to finish off the process. Having borrowed a portable … Continue reading

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Plant fibre paper making: Ginger

At our recent paper making day Dinah had some processed (but not pulped) dry ginger plant fibre she wanted to work with. The pre-cooked fibres were soaked, whizzed in the blender and the pulp was produced.  Here you can see … Continue reading

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