This year’s paper

Dyed paper made with recycled rag board
Dyed paper made with recycled rag board

To start the year I dyed some pulp and pulled some colourful sheets for book making and other paper projects.

Jeans paper
Jeans paper

This paper took a little longer to make. The process involved cutting cotton jeans into 2cm pieces and beating them in a Hollander beater for several hours to make a fine pulp.  The resulting strong paper is a pale blue.  Some sheets have threads and pieces of fabric from the jeans to add interest.

Flax and rag board paper
Flax and rag board paper

This paper is to use for book pages in books I am making to sell at my market stall in Halls Gap on March 14th 2015.

If you are passing through or coming up for Grampians Texture call in and visit the market.  Papermakers of Victoria will also have an exciting stall.

Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.