Announcement Welcome to KGpapers. Natural fiber hand made paper made from cotton, linen, silk, abaca, and kozo (mulberry.) I do ship out of the country but need to check shipping rates.
Welcome to KGpapers. Natural fiber hand made paper made from cotton, linen, silk, abaca, and kozo (mulberry.) I do ship out of the country but need to check shipping rates.
This was super creative and fun to customize. Very reasonable and always unsurpassed quality paper.
The color gives my document a bit more “archaic” look. Wonderful.
Very happy with my purchase.
perfect for my project. Excellent quality work.
I started paper making in 1974 in San Francisco. I had a background of printmaking and had trained as a fine print curator at Tamarind Lithography Institute in Albuquerque where mostly European print papers were used.
The Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic had bought the plans for a paper making workshop (and then built it) from Howard Clark, of Twinrocker Paper Mill. I volunteered there for a year and then bought the entire workshop. The Hollander beater is from Howard Clark's first plans. I also have a smaller Critter beater from Mark Landers. I began making paper with cloth from an enormous bale of clothing from Good Will.
I have continued to deconstruct clothing and fabric of 100% natural fibers - cotton, linen and silk - cut it into pieces, beat it in the Hollander or Critter beater, and reform the pulp into sheets of hand made paper.
The color of the paper comes from the color of the material used. Fibers and colors are blended for richer, more intense colors for the stationery sets. Neutral colored fibers - abaca, cotton, kozo and flax create the softer, more natural colors.
Sheet paper comes in 5 sizes:
5.5 x 8.5", 8.5 x 11", 11 x 17", 17 x 22" and 15 x 18".
I returned to Texas in 1982 with my equipment on wheels and continue to work with fiber in as many creative ways as I can.
In 2010 I spent a week at the Williams Museum of Paper in Atlanta, Ga. learning to make paper in the Japanese manner, have been exploring this technique since then, and have added this type of paper to my paper stock. I am attending a 5 day workshop at the Awagawa Paper Factory in Japan in August 2016 and will visit other paper makers and villages in the area.
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Paper making since 1974 after printmaking background. Love fabric and fiber. Love color. Sheet paper, stationery, paper sculpture, paper screens, anything I can make work. Large Hollander and small Critter, plus wooden mallets make beautiful pulps.
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