Handmade by Julia Garretson

Eugene, Oregon
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Note from shop owner Hello and thank you for vising my shop space. My shop is temporarily on hold. Please visit back starting August 18th, I am going hiking.
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Last updated on Aug 8, 2022

Hello and thank you for vising my shop space. My shop is temporarily on hold. Please visit back starting August 18th, I am going hiking.
Thank you for your patience.

Julia Garretson

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Upcycled Materials!

I have always made things with my hands from the materials that were available to me. This shop shows a selection of some of the items currently available for sale to the public.

I make handmade paper from materials reclaimed from the waste stream. I use junk mail, cotton T-shirts, blue jeans, egg cartons, onion skins, corn husks, coffee cup holders, and much more. I beat these fibers in water until a fluffy pulp is formed. Then I add the pulp to more water in a vat and I stir to agitate the fibers. I pick the fibers up by dipping a mould and deckle into the vat and lifting up a thin layer of fibers that catch on the screen while the water falls through. I make a stack of wet paper and press it under a car, then let the papers dry.
Voila! A New unique sheet of paper is born!

I have been making paper for 15 years, my paper can go through a printer and photocopier. You can also write, draw, paint, sew, cut, glue, sculpt, fold, tear, and collage with it. I do not use any dyes for my fibers, all of the colors are already in the material previously used from the waste stream. Please let me know if you have a special project and I will make a batch of paper just for you!

I ship using recycled materials. For wholesale accounts please contact me personally for my line sheets and website for photos of my items.

Shop members

  • Julia Bray Garretson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Recycler Extrodinaire

    I am a maker from recycled materials. I work from my home studio in a rural environment, with my gardens and chickens. I handmake a variety of functional items. I ship using recycled materials. Thank you for your appreciation of sustainable craft.

  • Steve


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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Can the paper go though a printer?

Yes! My handmade paper can go through a printer and photocopiers. It can also be written on with pen, pencil, marker, crayon, colored pencil, and paint. It can also be glued, cut stapled, stuck, taped, torn, and sculpted.

Sizing details

My paper is sold in many sizes in packets, or groups of ten sheets. Please double check the size of the listing, and specify if you need a custom size. I can always double check the size for your project and create what you need.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I package my products in reused packaging in order to limit how much material goes into the waste stream. Please keep in mind that this does not always look like gift packaging. If presentation is important let me know!

Custom and personalized orders

I make custom paper. Please convo me about specialty sizes, colors, larger orders, shaped paper, watermarks, or specific invitations. I make the paper to order in what ever size you would like, even including materials from your life.

Wholesale availability

I sell the paper, jewelry, and Light switch plates wholesale. Let me know if you would like to see my line sheet for ordering. Please include your shop name and location. I have a minimum order of only $200 and I offer net 30 after your first order.