What better use for a Bank Holiday weekend than to make a little paper?
I haven't done any paper making for ages, but 'im outdoors had collected some fronds from the tree fern in our garden last year and I thought I'd have a go using these.
They turned out to be a lot tougher than I'd thought they'd be (even after boiling for a couple of hours) and so the fibers didn't really break down in the way I had hoped. But it still made some pretty paper with little bits of the fronds still being visible.
I didn't have time to make as much as normal, but its still good to keep your hand in and I quite like the result.