Monday, February 18, 2013

Last Call for this Season

Khandroling Paper Cooperative will be packing up for the next three months while Jacqueline Gens is on semi-retreat at Tara Mandala in Pagosa Springs, CO volunteering in their "Living Dharma" program. Many Thanks to Tsultrim Allione for making this possible. I look forward to seeing old friends during the next few months.

The paper cooperative will resurface sometime in June at Tsegyalgar East in Conway, MA to coincide with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's June retreats June 7-12, 2013 followed by his Santi Maha Sangha training.

Last weekend--an undergraduate student in education at Fitchberg State contacted us to make paper for a school project. Sonia and her friend Eric made different colored papers representing the five elements which will go towards making paper lungta that Sonia will later hand stencil for her presentation. Hope we see some images of the final outcome. Since they had no background in papermaking, they were introduced to the process via the famous Arnold Grummer Blender/Pour mould method--fail proof and wonderfully fun. After a couple of hours they graduated to a western- style mould and deckle making paper with ease from newly beaten linen pulp in our Critter earlier that morning.  [See below].

Harold Graves, the Tsegyalgar East secretary also stopped by to make paper from newly beaten linen and mitsumata fiber. [See below].

Thank you everyone for your support. Visit our blog again for updates on new products and activities over the next few months.

Jacqueline Gens
February 18, 2013

Conway, MA

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