I just spent a week at Peters Valley Craft Center, where I took a paper making class with Jane Ingram Allen. The class was called "Paper Making Around the World" and reflected Jane's experiences traveling all over the world learning and teaching how to make paper from a variety of plant sources.
We made papers from prepared pulps as well as pulps we make ourselves by cooking and beating local plants. All in all, we made about 8 different kinds of paper from everything from blue jeans to milkweed, hostas, day lilies and more traditional fibers like abaca and kozo.
It was a great class, and I learned a ton. I'm excited to work with the papers I made and turn them into books or other works of art. More on that at a later date!
Thanks for reading!