Category: Hand Papermaking

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

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Past Events, Sheet forming, Us

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

Valley Beater available near Vancouver BC

If you live on the west coast and are shopping for a Valley Beater, we’ve received a message that someone in Maple Ridge BC has one for sale. This one has a cast iron body but the paint looks to

Posted in Other people, Pulp preparation, Sold

Introductory Papermaking Workshop in February

We’ve had some people asking us about our Introductory Papermaking Workshop this February. They’re flexible about when they can be here, but we will probably hold it on a Saturday. If you might be interested in this workshop, please get

Posted in Hand Papermaking, Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Us

Steamed Stems Results

Yesterday, we held our Steaming Stems session with mixed results. The weather was great: It was right around the freezing point, and the morning was bright and sunny. Later it clouded over but there were still a few sunny breaks.

Posted in Fibre harvesting, Past Events, Us

Steaming Mulberry Stems

It seems that last year’s intent to steam the bark off our mulberry stems for making paper did not amount to any action. There are some things that just don’t happen if all you plan is to do it when

Posted in Branson Banana Bash, Fibre harvesting, Gardening, Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Us

Mulberry damage

This weekend while mowing the lawn I found that several branches of my mulberry bush had bent flat onto the ground. Some still appeared healthy but others were wilted. It would seem that some animal had eaten all the bark

Posted in Fauna, Fibre harvesting, Gardening

Freeness Testing Demonstration

A while ago we had a spare freeness tester for sale, and for the occasion I had started making a video demonstrating how they work and how they are used. We have since sold the tester but I never finished

Posted in Kevin, Pulp preparation, Test Equipment