|Cotton with bits of postage stamp|
But who cares when I am creating my own paper! Above are my new favourite items - a round mould and deckle which makes round paper. I probably hogged this more than I should have today and 'im outdoors is going to have an order for one and several different sizes of normal rectangular mould and deckle when this is over. I am in love.
It probably helps that along with a really great tutor we've got a lovely group of 8 who are happy to share materials and help each other out as we go along. Of course working in a group of any sizes does mean that sometimes the pulp gets contaminated, but as we are learning and playing its not a big deal.
Not only did we make round paper but we also played with pigments too, making coloured paper with little hints of other colours in. I can't wait to see the dried papers tomorrow.
The other thing I leant today is the need to use hand cream. Spending all day with your hands in water really drys them out.
Now I am boiling onion skins that I have been collecting for the past month ready for tomorrow. I wonder what onion skin paper looks like? Guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out.