Synopses & Reviews
Profusely illustrated guide clearly outlines procedure for making attractive and useful papers in vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors — all from vegetable fibers. Clear, easy-to-follow introduction to necessary materials, tools and equipment; step-by-step description of papermaking process, plus project suggestions. Instructions and over 160 illustrations.
Profusely illustrated guide clearly outlines procedure for making attractive and useful paper in vast number of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors — all from vegetable fibers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109) and index.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Preface Introduction 1. Handmade Paper The Spread of Papermaking Ts'ai Lun Growth of the Papermaking Process Papermaking Today 2. The Method of Making Paper 3. Materials, Tools, and Equipment Materials Tools Equipment The Mold and Deckle Hollander Beater 4. How to Make Paper Scissoring the Raw Material Boiling the Pulp Washing the Pulp Beating the Pulp Coloring the Pulp Sizing Blending the Contents The Vat Forming the Paper Pressing, Drying, and Separation Sizing 5. Projects Pouring Pulp over a Three-Dimensional Form Embedding Objects into Paper Layering Pouring Pulp into a Form (Casting) A Portfolio Paper for Printmaking and Drawing Paper Collage Glossary Bibliography Index