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Artist books and handmade paper

Discussion for those who use handmade paper in their artist books

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Sand Book - Collaborative Project

Started by Marcela Peral Mar 1, 2011. 0 Replies

Papermaking Fibers

Started by Mandy Brannan. Last reply by Gail Stiffe Aug 7, 2008. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ken Ford on December 13, 2013 at 7:29
Comment by Mandy Brannan on May 16, 2011 at 6:34


Here's the blurb for the Friends of Dard Hunter conference .......  There is only enough room at the venue for approx 30 people! so let me know soon if any one is interested.


The Frogmore Mill in Hemel Hempstead outside London is the site location for the Friends first gathering outside the United States. Frogmore is an industrial 'exploration' centre built around an historic paper mill where the first continuous papermaking or Fourdrinier machine was developed. We will commence early Friday evening with introductions and a presentation followed by a gathering at a local pub appropriately called the ‘The Papermill Inn’. Saturday will feature lectures, workshops and demonstrations at the Frogmore Paper Mill including a buffet lunch and tour of the mill followed by a social gathering and dinner at the pub. The meeting will wrap up Sunday morning with a ‘show and tell’ gathering allowing participants to present their work, make further connections or sell their work.

Comment by Marcela Peral on April 28, 2011 at 21:09

SAND BOOK - Collaborative project. Rosario (Argentina) Paraná riverside...7th May. We`ll be writing on the sand. 

Come and join me:

Comment by Mandy Brannan on April 19, 2011 at 17:43
Any papermakers interested in the regional Friends of Dard Hunter Conference to be held at Frogmore Paper Mill in October?
Comment by Jane Ponsford on January 24, 2011 at 1:44
I'm looking for the same thing as Mandy. I've had to move to a smaller studio with no space for a beater but would really like the be able to rent time on one. I'm based in the South East of England not far from Kingston.
Comment by Mandy Brannan on January 21, 2011 at 20:03
Hi UK Papermakers.
Does any one know of a hand papermaker who owns a Hollander Beater and would be willing to allow me to rent time to use it?.
Comment by Charles Brownson on October 20, 2010 at 12:04
I had to quit making paper because I got too old, but fortunately had about 700 sheets in stock. Most of the book paper is white cotton, linen, of hemp, with some date and yucca and miscellaneous stuff too heavy for books. The handmade stands up so well to abuse that I've been using the heavier sheets (300+gsm) for rather tactile pieces -- sizing them and watercolor, collage, Venetian plaster, clear acrylics... You see something like this a lot and can, I'm sure, visualize what I mean. My question: I want to include these things in books. They're big, they don't fold, they don't scan, they're 3D. Know anyone who is doing this?
Comment by Mandy Brannan on August 11, 2010 at 2:25
I'm sure I have asked this question before - but maybe not on this site......

Does any one know of a supplier of Kozo fibres in England or Europe?
Comment by Gail Stiffe on June 8, 2010 at 18:01
I am putting together a presentation on handmade paper in artist books. I will be showing the powerpoint at PoV AGM and in Korea at the IAPMA congress. If you are interested could you please send me 2-4 images of two books with details of material and size and a short statement. The email address is
Comment by Linda Douglas on February 17, 2010 at 2:39
Dear friends, In April, my plan is to launch The Australian Book Arts Journal for book artists, printmakers, calligraphers and writers! The theme for the first issue is Beginnings. If you have any article or story that you think might make an impact, a review of a book, a review with pics of an exhibition, a technique article or tutorial with images, please contact me at The journal is exclusively Australian content. I am most excited about publishing this quarterly journal and hope you will see it as a vehicle for your work - besides, there is nothing like a book in the hand!

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