Monday, 8 September 2008

Paper Envy

Yesterday as I was going through ‘im outdoors’ latest copy of The Garden (the RSH mag) I came across an article about a lady – Maureen Richardson, who makes her own paper from the plants she grows. Not only does she make the normal sort of pulped papers out of things like yuccas or nettles but she also makes papyrus which is made from slices of the plant e.g. rings of apples.

It’s all fascinating stuff, more so as I’ve been itching to make my own paper for a couple of years now, but I never have the time. I would love to be able so say that I’d made the paper I’d covered my little books with, or even made the pages too! But I fear that’s something that will have to wait for the time being.
You can see some of Maureen’s work here.

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