Category: paper

Handmade paper from Share Studios

My order of Au Naturel handmade paper is in! Made right here in Ellsworth by local papermaker Stephanie Hare, of Share Studios. Beautifully wrapped. It’s so nice I’m going to have to overcome a...

Paper weaving

I used some of this shiny navy blue paper and some saved postcards to experiment with paper weaving. As demonstrated by Helen Hiebert in Ali Manning’s Thursday morning Facebook Live. Fun.

Prep for 100 days project

I decided to try a simple effort for my first 100 days project: paint a circle every day using watercolor. To give myself as few reasons as possible to avoid the daily effort, I...

Modular origami wreaths

Note to self: have a quick origami project ready at hand for the holidays. Make ornaments or garlands to give as gifts or slip into holiday greeting cards. This has been very satisfying. I...

Paste paper workshop

I attended a zoom retreat with the Handmade Book Club. The topic: making paste paper. I’ve made it in two workshops over the years, but all the paste and materials and space was arranged...

Black walnut dyeing

I collected black walnuts last fall from a park in Danbury, Connecticut. I stored them in a plastic shopping bag and did not make any progress in processing them. Recently I was reorganizing my...

Buttonhole books

The second book I made at a Chapter II workshop with Margo Klass was the buttonhole book. I really enjoyed making this structure and made a second one at home. I bought more large...