Category Archives: My paper

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 … Continue reading

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Finished book: Aspects of Humanity

Having resolved my text printing issue I’ve been able to go ahead and construct my book. It ticks nearly all the boxes re construction, just a couple of tiny niggles that I’ve learned to improve for my next one in … Continue reading

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You just have to keep trying . . .

. . . until you find a solution With 28 images individually printed onto handmade paper (see stage 1 here), collated and ready to be assembled into my Aspects of Humanity book I have spent a lot of time attempting … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing with Kirsten Ingemar

5 days natural dyeing at Sturt summer school  was an enjoyable way to start the new year. The course was interesting although I already knew much of what was taught.  I went for several reasons; I’ve never really had a … Continue reading

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Banana pulp

Remember my baby banana trees from way back in October 2016? The left-hand one, living in direct sunlight, grew enormous, had a baby, and was chopped down a month ago.  The baby, now a late teenager (!!), has a baby … Continue reading

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The whitest of white

A day of paper-making this week produced some pristine white A4 sheets ready for printing on in a couple of weeks. Using scraps of recycled cotton rag paper from off-cuts of old prints the result was 20 sheets, smooth on … Continue reading

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Mixing more pulp

After my paper-making last week I had a little pulp remaining and decided to de-freeze some banana fibre pulp I made last year and see how it would mix with the rest.  I also had a bit of recycled pale … Continue reading

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