Paper Connection was thrilled to visit Puerto Rican printmaker and book artist Mariana Ramos Ortiz at Brown University’s Walter Feldman Book Arts Studio. Mariana was a visiting scholar at Brown. Her politically engaged work is charged with bold and beautiful block prints.  Collaboration Mariana collaborated with Brown literary arts lecturer, Erica Mena on a handmade book about…

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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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We received this set of lovely photos from one of our customers, Fernanda Rivera, who took a letterpress class taught by Macy Chadwick. It just goes to show how handmade, eastern papers can work so well with the letterpress technique, to create such beautiful results.  Thank you so Fernanda, for your wonderful work that is both…

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We here at Paper Connection International have come out of hibernation, finally, after a long, New England winter.  Of course the snow has been long gone, but it seemed like cold weather would just never end, and all the elements with it-curling up in our sweaters and scarves, cradling our teas, looking for inspiration in a sunny day.…

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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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Learn how to make a handmade mini pocket notebook!  The Paperwomen at Paper Connection wanted to share a DIY bookbinding demo for those of you who love books, beautiful paper and miniatures. SUPPLY LIST 4 sheets for inside paper– 4×6 in. 1 sheet for cover paper– 4×6 in.* *note: depending on the thickness of your…

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You knew we now stock hanji  at Paper Connection; right?  For all those who can’t wait to try this handmade, mulberry paper from Korea, we are happy to provide hanji in a vast array of colors.  We have been inspired and influenced by world renowned hanji artists, such as Ms. Jiyoung Chung , author of…

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Meet Bhavna Mehta, whose splendid talent is only matched by her sweet nature.  Bhavna meticulously cuts scenes that depict the life of a modern woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, with its many complications and responsibilities, out of something so simple: one sheet of lokta paper…  and we are honored to say it’s Paper Connection’s lokta!…

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No, you are not looking at a watercolor painting…..Look more closely at the images….don’t be fooled by a first glance…. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic took three stacks of paper; each with 7,500 sheets!, and used an inkjet printer to achieve this wonderful effect.  Pretty profound, I think. found via illusion scene 360

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…in Providence, anyway… The AS220 Print Shop will be celebrating their new and expanded location, with a Holiday Sale, in the recently-restored Mercantile Building at 131 Washington Street, in downtown Providence: December 11th, 10AM-2PM. Paperwoman will be there too, so stop by to say “hello” or “konnichwa”. I’ll be carrying some fresh-baked paper items in…

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