This title presents 25 creative handmade projects that is shown step by step. The versatility of papermaking is celebrated in 25 stunning handmade paper projects. You can revive the ancient craft of papermaking - with an inspirational modern approach. A comprehensive techniques section with step-by-step instructions includes the basic process of making pulp and sheets, as well as couching and pressing. It features a beautiful gallery of handmade pieces by leading papermakers. It includes information on all the materials and tools you will need. Paper is a practical and throwaway material. For this reason, most people are unfamiliar with the process of papermaking and the pleasure of handling an individual sheet with an uneven, deckled edge or a surface encrusted with texture. The creative potential of papermaking is enormous - with basic materials, you can create some amazing projects, including paper sheets made with straw, and three-dimensional forms which are made by embedding grasses within the wet sheets. The volume contains more than stationery, with ideas such as Paper Bowls, a Japanese-bound Book, and a Wall-hung Memory Quilt.
Whether an understated sheet in muted tones with an embossed motif or a rich collage construction of individual elements, every handmade project will become an object to treasure.
Elizabeth Couzins-Scott has been working with paper for many years. A teacher and a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, her work has been featured in House and Gardens as well as in Crafts and World of Embroidery.