09 October 2011

Where I've been spending my time (Part 2)

Papermaking: molds and deckles, felts, pulp strainers, 
and the fiber mixer

I've been spending a lot of my time making paper this semester. As a bookmaker and someone who works primarily on paper, I've always wanted to learn the process. It is a messy, long, wonderfully tactile process. 

I've been working mostly in the Eastern sheet forming style to make delicate sheets. I've been imbedding images and text and playing around with the transparency of the fibers. Recently I've begun to work in the Western style to make thick sheets using cotton fiber.

No comments: