In 2017, our passion for paper took us to Chiang Mai, Thailand to learn firsthand how mulberry paper gets made. Though papermaking has greatly become automated, papermakers still use tools and techniques very similar to those used hundreds of years ago to create paper entirely by hand. The process includes the gathering of plant fibers, the preparation of the paper pulp, and lastly, the forming of the paper sheets, one sheet at a time. The result? Chemical-free, pest-resistant paper that can last for centuries. With the help and guidance of Thai papermakers, we created this one-of-a-kind kit that is based on the traditional Thai papermaking method. We tested different woods, deckle and mould sizes, methods and embellishments in order to make your experience making paper a simple and fun one. Now you can turn recycled paper into beautiful artisan paper.
This toolkit allows you to make handmade paper sheets measuring 17 x 23cm / 6.7 x 9″ per sheet in the comfort of your home. The sheets can be cut and used for a variety of crafts, including bookbinding, origami, making paper lanterns, party invitations, and more.
You will get
– 1 x wooden papermaker’s mould (the inside-frame measures 17 x 23cm / 6.7 x 9″)
– 1 x wooden papermaker’s deckle (the inside-frame measures 17 x 23cm / 6.7 x 9″)
– 1 x 2” paper roller
– 4 x cotton sheets measuring 25 x 34cm / 9.8 x 13.4”
– 1 x pack of butterfly pea flowers 5g
– 1 x pack of thread confetti 5g
– Papermaking by Hand Tutorialin PDF format (please note that you will receive a link to download the tutorial – no physical tutorial is included in the toolkit) The tutorial consists of 12 full-coloured pages with photo illustrations
Now you can finally turn your recycled office paper, old newspapers, paper bags and shopping receipts into something beautiful and useful.
Additional tools and stationary -which are not included in the toolkit- needed to make handmade paper include:
- a blender
- a plastic washbowl or vat large enough to fit the deckle and mould
- clothespins to hang paper sheets up to dry
- iron (optional)
All rights reserved. This tutorial, including all photos, illustrations and instructions, is strictly for personal use and may not be resold, redistributed or shared under any circumstances.
This product is a combination of a physical and a digital product. No refunds or exchanges on the tutorial will be granted. For refunds or exchanges, the value of the digital product will be subtracted.
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