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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March has been a very busy month for us.  We have been planning for the upcoming Southern Graphics Conference, a printmaking love fest that this year is being held in Milwaukee.  So printmaking methods have been in our minds, maybe a bit too much. What papers are best for lithos? Is gampi good for chine colle?…

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Check out this handmade tunic, created with our very own Kyosei paper or (Kyoseishi) by Utah artist Kaye Terry. Kyosei paper is crinkled by hand and repeatedly treated with a clear root starch, usually konnyaku, which results in a very pliable, sew-able, paper cloth. Thanks to Kaye Terry,  I’m inspired to make my own tunic…

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I signed up to be a member of Surface Design Association recently, and am excited to explore the world of fiber arts.   More than just a macrame necklace, mind you, not that there’s anything wrong with that. How can fiber artists incorporate our papers into their work?  Can our papers replace synthetic fibers such as…

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