Papermaking workshop with Nicole Donnelly

Innovations in Papermaking: Making traditional paper in a modern context

On February 6, we went to PaperThinkTank, the studio of master papermaker Nicole Donnelly. There we learned how to make Japanese-style paper (washi) from mulberry bush fibers, from start to finish. 

Nicole demonstrates how to scrape the interior fiber from the mulberry bush branches (kozo); this fiber will become the material used to make paper.

Mixing the fibers
Pulling a sheet of paper

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