Category: Sheet forming

Should the keta stretch the su?

After some thought, I would say “probably not.” I have a su (bamboo screen for Japanese-style paper making) for which I made a keta (combined support frame and deckle) many years ago. I’ve taken the occasional attempt at making paper

Posted in Kevin, Moulds and Deckles, Sheet forming

KW Maker Expo 2016, Saturday September 10th

Coming up soon is the 2016 K-W Maker Expo, which will be at Kitchener City Hall on Saturday, September 10th, from 10am to 6pm. This event, which is free to the public, will feature over 50 exhibitors and over a

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Introductory Papermaking Workshop, Saturday August 27th

We have scheduled one of our Introductory Papermaking workshops on Saturday, August 27th (a little under 4 weeks from now), running from 9am to 4pm with a one-hour lunch break. Cost is $65 per person plus HST. For more details

Posted in Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Pulp preparation, Sheet forming, Us

A Useful Online Glossary of Papermaking Chemistry

I have stumbled across this web site a few times, and I’m finally getting around to posting about it. The site is a glossary of terms relating to what is referred to in the industry as “wet-end chemistry” and covers

Posted in Pulp preparation, Sheet forming, Useful gadgets and ideas

Maker Expo aftermath

Despite a very busy day (with attendance estimated at 7500) we survived Maker Expo (and had enough energy the next day for the New Hamburg Fall Fair). I only now found out that I neglected to actually publish the post

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The K-W Maker Expo, Saturday September 19th

The local maker club, Kwartzlab, is spearheading a big event coming up on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 called Maker Expo. This free event centered around Kitchener City Hall will feature all kinds of people and organizations who make things, about

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Moulds and Deckles, Past Events, Presses, Sheet forming, Us, Vats

Waterloo Mini Maker Faire this Saturday!

We’re starting to get things ready to bring to our papermaking demonstration at the Waterloo Mini Maker Faire which will take place this Saturday, June 15th 2013, at Kitchener City Hall. The Faire runs from 10am-10pm, and its looks like

Posted in Past Events, Sheet forming, Us, Waterloo Mini Maker Faire

Wedding Invitations

One of the jobs we occasionally do is special announcements, including wedding invitations. This spring, we did a collaborative job with a local couple who were getting married. The bride made the paper in our shop and we did the

Posted in Kevin, Other people, Printing, Pulp preparation, Sheet forming

Making Washi in 2010

Back in June 2010, we all headed out to Prince Edward Island for the first East Coast Gathering of members of the Yahoo Papermaking group. Our gracious hostess was Linda McCausland who runs Heron Cove rental vacation house, where the

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Lily making paper

It took me a little while to find this sequence of photos, but here is Lily making paper in October 2012 (she was 5 years old at the time) and jabbering away as she does it. In the third frame

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