Friday, June 05, 2009

Handmade Paper

iris, wild garlic, giant reed, abaca w/mimosa leaves, pineapple tops

daffodil, sanseveria, canna, chives, hosta

After spending a day in Columbia, MO exploring the galleries, I spent two days at Leandra Spangler's studio making sheets of homemade paper. For those of you that don't know Leandra, she is a papermaker extraordinaire, and her website is Bear Creek Paperworks. A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a couple of papermaking classes and a bookbinding class from Leandra, and we have since become friends. Now I travel to her studio once or twice a year to create sheets of homemade paper. Leandra always has a great variety of natural plant pulps ready for experimentation. The first photo is the variety of papers from day one, and the second photo is from day two.


Sue Reno said...

These are gorgeous, I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Your papers are beautiful. I have not made any for a long time. You reminded me of the beauty and texture of handmade paper.