Category: Papermaking

Photos from the Washi workshop

Today we held a washi workshop for a lady and her two daughters (and their dog Willow, who was not paying much attention to the proceedings). The lack of names in this post is not because I’m trying for anonymity,

Posted in Audrey, Hand Papermaking, Kevin, Other people, Papermaking, Workshops

Preparations for the Washi workshop

In preparation for the Washi workshop we are holding tomorrow, I had to scrounge for all the equipment involved. The last time I used all of this stuff was at the Yahoo Papermaking group’s east-coast gathering in 2010. Since at

Posted in Beaters, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Lily

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

Posted in Moulds and Deckles, Other people, Sheet forming, Us, Vats, Yahoo Papermaking Gatherings Tagged with:

Our Valley Beater

For beating some papermaking fibres, a Hollander beater is essential. One of the brands preferred by hand papermakers is the Valley Beater, originally made by Valley Iron Works, but still available new from Voith-Sulzer (last time I checked). They are

Posted in Beaters, Pulp preparation

Papermaking presses

We have two presses which are used in papermaking to press excess water out of the sheets and also to make the sheets thinner and denser. The one we use regularly is actually a power hydraulic 30-ton arbor press assembled

Posted in Papermaking, Presses