Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…or so it usually goes – but, with a 55 degree New Year’s day it seems like a far off notion. Maybe we need to come up with a little “snow dance?” For now, we will share a simple snowflake fold that is quick and easy. Make…

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If you’re local, our warehouse is open again for SHOP SMALL SATURDAY November 26, 10:30am-3:30pm. 2017 Calendars, decorative handmade papers: hand-marbled papers, recycled cotton silkscreened papers, woodblocked papers from Nepal,  blank notecard sets, bulk vellum envelopes, Japanese fabric stickers, masa printmaking papers, paper sachets, scented greeting cards, paper balloons,  print your own- ink-jet compatible washi…

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For you super organized people, we have good news. For you not-so organized people, we have good news.  And for those who can’t wait to start shopping for gifts, even better news. We got you covered for 2017-calendar-wise anyway.  (Calendars are already selling a fast clip, so get your orders in!). You have so many…

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sculpture, 3-D design, mixed media paper structure, puppets

This month we turn to a local artist who not only uses handmade paper as a material in her mixed media sculptures, but also uses it to teach young ones to respect the environment and become active participants in caring for it. Meet Lisa Abbatomarco and her unique approach to handmade paper. She has been an…

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Many of our readers are quite knowledgeable when it comes to sizing your own paper, especially sizing your “go-to” paper. Here is a step-by-step “recipe” for cooking up your own sizing and applying it to your favorite Eastern paper. The photos shown here are mostly depicting sizing made from wheat starch.  Nope!, it’s not a…

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We met Helen Hiebert back in the early ’90s, in SoHo, NYC at Dieu Donné Papermill , and have since watched her blossom into truly a paperwoman extraordinaire. In our conversation below, we discuss handmade paper with Helen, who has cultivated a solid reputation as an educator, artist, writer and champion of the art of paper.  Enjoy her musings on handmade paper,…

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How about wrapping a simple empty cookie tin to pretty-up  your desk or kitchen storage, make a quick vase or gift? After our last DIY tutorial, we felt ready to tackle wrapping a tin with some beautiful hand-made marbled lokta from Nepal to make a unique up-cycled object. What you will need: Step One: Cut…

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