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Nov, 2018

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Papermaking

I selected two used 100% cotton t-shirts and washed them twice.

I cut them into small pieces and left them soaking over night.

After pulping the fabric in the Hollander for more than three hours, I made twenty-four sheets of paper.

After squeezing out the extra water in the press, I placed the sheets of paper on the wall for drying.

The stayed there overnight.

I laser-cut words from some of the sheets.

I folded and collated them to create an unbound book.

I was suprised by the delicate and soft texture of the paper.

Also, I found out that the cut-outs create shapes (through light & shadow) when passing the pages.

This is my outcome of Tim Mosely’s and Karen Stone’s papermaking workshop held at QCA in November, 2018.