Join us for Sheryl Jaffe's opening and papermaking session at Ursa Major Gallery in Shelburne Falls, MA located near the pot holes this Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:00-6:00 PM
I'm finally set up to make paper on my porch and garden here on Main Street in "downtown" Conway. We have some large 6 foot and 7 foot moulds ready to make scrolls or large sheets. Earlier today I "fired" the critter for the first time since February to beat some linen donated to the cooperative by Margaret. All is well as you can see. We have loads of interesting fibers to cook and beat outside (ginko, Kozo, and iris) as well as lots of half-beaten stuff like abaca and bamboo. It's more fun to work with a variety of pulps. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know when you would like to come by and make paper--Beginners welcome. Here you can see we're off to a good start as the linen pieces are circulate.
Today I beat this batch of linen for about an hour. Already pretty fluffy. Tomorrow I'll continue to beat reserving the finest pulp for adding pigments to use for stenciling and pulp painting.
Here's a list of our sacred substances to add to some of the pulp to continue making special calligraphy papers, my area of interest. Margherita hand draws all our packaging, including this list.