|one option for beating the fiber|
|a significantly less popular option (this is kozo,not locally harvested)|
|vat of artichoke pulp|
And so it began. Pulp is added to a vat of water, the separated fibers are suspended, and then removed with a mold and deckle, almost like a screen with a frame. Here the mold and deckle await the next person.
|using a deckle box|
My paper is still drying in San Fransisco. I will share photos once I get it back. The class lasted all day and by the end, everyone was excited and exhausted. I went home with a few bags of pulp and can't wait to try them out! They may have to wait until after the Patchwork show though.
And if you live in the Bay Area and this looks fun to you, contact Rhiannon Alpers through her website to sign up for summer classes in papermaking www.rhiannonalpers.com