This handmade kozo (paper mulberry) paper is extra long and a great value for its large size.  It certainly can be used for most any printmaking technique, as well as backing support for large artwork. Because its unusual size, it has been used in repair of antique folding screens. Hailing from the Kochi area…

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Part 2 – Wonderful Washi While washi  (Japanese paper) is a long-lasting Japanese traditional craft, how it became an important part of Japanese culture is almost forgotten even by most Japanese.  In thinking about washi’s role in etiquette, social rituals, and some possibly overlooked utilitarian uses,  in this post, I want to show you some of…

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Paper Wrapping as Ritual Although no longer an inexpensive wrap, receiving and giving a gift wrapped in washi, no doubt, evokes for paper lovers a seductive charm.  For the Japanese, washi carries a deeper meaning; simply touching it resurrects nostalgic thoughts of the old days. Cash, either in the form of paper bills or coins, is…

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Echizen washi comes to us from Fukui Prefecture, a very famous paper-making area in western Japan. It is a region that is most recognized for production of Japan’s notable paper currency. Echizen Washi is a special collection of paper with a sheen. Hikkake, the brocade-like patterns on surface of some of the Echizen papers are created…

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Paper Connection Founder and President, Lauren Pearlman Sugita describes the exquisite paper, Sugikawashi! Check it out here: Sugikawashi  

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!   On December 25th, use code YUZEN3 on our online shop at checkout, for 33% off your #yuzen #katazome order of $60 and more, today only! Discount applies only to selected yuzen/katazome papers. Orders to be shipped after Jan. 2, 2018.

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Hanji or Korean paper is one of our most popular handmade papers. Hanji is used in a traditional craft called joomchi, a kind of felting of different paper sheets together to create a wonderful effect; organic shapes in rich colors spring to life from an otherwise flat sheet of paper. Hailing from Colorado, PJ Bergin has…

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We’ve got a new arrival in our paper warehouse: Masa paper.  Masa is a type of mulberry or kozo/mix pulp paper that is very smooth on one side. Because it has both internal and surface sizing and can easily be crumpled and re-flattened, this paper is ideal for printmaking.  Don’t believe us? Just listen to…

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If you missed our warehouse sale last week, Paper Connection is open to the public special holiday hours this month and December, 2015.  Get out your calendars! If you know in advance generally what type of paper you are looking for; ie, for a particular application, please call in advance and we can have it out and ready…

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Well believe it or not, I rarely get a chance to actually pull sheets, make artwork or do anything with paper except count it, wrap it and ship it. But just last month I had a full day finally using that other side of my brain. Yes!  A whole day of paper making with Michelle Samour at…

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