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This essential reference covers absolutely everything you need to know about papermaking, from the basics to advanced techniques such as shaped sheets, embossing, laminating, and watermarking. Also includes thorough step-by-step instructions for processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards and lamp shades.
Craft your own colorful paper goods and personalized stationary. With clear, step-by-step instructions, Helen Heibert covers all aspects of the papermaking process from growing and harvesting plants for a malleable paper pulp to embellishment techniques like dyeing, embossing, and laminating. With tips on building your own papermaking equipment, ideas for transforming junk mail into dazzlingly unique notecards, and much more, you ll be inspired to let your creativity shine as you explore the endless possibilities of handcrafted papers.
This valuable reference covers everything, from the basics to more advanced techniques like shaped sheets, embossing, laminating,
and watermarking. Included are extensive step-by-step instructions
on processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards, lamp shades, and sculpture.
Learn the Popular Craft of Papermaking from an Expert
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207) and index.
About the Author
Papermaker and artist Helen Hiebert has served as Program Director at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City for five years, responsible for program development and administration, editing and design of the mill's newsletter, teaching and papermaking. She has written the popular book Papermaking with Plants, and her most recent Storey title is The Papermaker's Companion. Helen's paper products have been featured in the Dieu Donne papermaking exhibitions, and she has taught papermaking workshops at Dieu Donne, the Women's Studio Workshop, the Horticultural Society of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden. Her paper products have appeared in House and Garden and Country Living magazines. She currently resides in Oregon.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Papermaking
Part 1 -- Papermaking Basics
Chapter 1: Getting Equipped
Chapter 2: Collecting and Preparing the Fiber
Chapter 3: Beating Pulp
Chapter 4: Using Additives
Chapter 5: Making Paper
Part 2 -- Papermaking Techniques and Projects
Chapter 6: Pulp Painting
Chapter 7: Laminating and Embedding
Chapter 8: Decorating with Inclusions
Chapter 9: Embossing
Chapter 10: Making Shaped Sheets
Chapter 11: Watermarking
Chapter 12: Casting
Chapter 13: Using Armatures
Chapter 14: Pulp Spraying
Chapter 15: Children's Projects