The value of my banana tree

Having planted 2 banana trees a few years ago we’ve cut one down and harvested the fibres, as there are others now growing.

The tree was split into 3; the inner trunk fibre, outer trunk fibre and the leaves/fronds.  These were cooked in a large copper at a recent Primrose Paper Arts day and later pulped at home.  Then a couple of weeks ago, back at the paper studio, I formed some A4 paper combining the fibre from the inner trunk and some recycled cotton-rag print paper offcuts.

The sheets have come out a lovely flecked off-white, with one smooth and one rougher side.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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