|Paper made from cotton|
The pulp can be coloured using pigments or dyes, and silk threads, seeds and other items can be added for extra texture. There are also a range of additives which can be included in the pulp to help bind coloured pigments to the fibres, whiten the pulp, create a smoother surface and make it less absorbent, or improve its stiffness, find out more about paper making additives.
A good way to learn about the process of paper making is through our Paper Making Explorer Pack. The pack includes one A4 deckle and frame, couching J-cloths, 250g cotton linters, 15g hand-dyed silk fibres and 5g mill dyed silk waste. It also inludes the simple to follow ‘Papermaking for the Terrified’ booklet written by Kath Russon.
|The Paper Making Explorer Pack includes everything you need to get started.|