The Complete Book of Handcrafted PaperBook - 1980
More than 2,000 years old, papermaking is one of the oldest of the practical arts. Rediscovered by today's hobbyists and craftworkers, it has become one of the "newest" of modern crafts -- simple enough for even elementary school children to enjoy. This abundantly illustrated, step-by-step guide describes all one needs to know about a craft that has so many exciting possibilities. Easy to make at home or in the classroom, beautiful handcrafted paper has a multitude of uses -- from greeting cards, notepaper, and calendars to customized artists' paper and stationery for commercial sale. Author Marna Burns provides valuable information on pulp sources (including flowers and vegetable matter) and offers useful advice on how to control molding and drying, sizing, finishing, painting, decorating, and embossing. A definitive work with appeal for many craftworkers, The Complete Book of Handcrafted Paper offers a multitude of uses for recycled paper and cloth -- at the same time, promoting papermaking as an art that is satisfying, inexpensive, and ecologically sound. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1980
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm