Papermaking With Plants
Creative Recipes and Projects Using Herbs, Flowers, Grasses, and LeavesBook - 1998
What can you do with banana and milkweed, cornhusks and pineapple, wheat straw and mulberry? Make a deranged fruit salad? A chapeau for Carmen Miranda? No! You can make your own unique hand crafted paper from natural materials with this complete how-to guide.
With the step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs in Papermaking with Plants , you'll learn how to:
#65533; Collect and harvest plant fibers from stalks, barks, leaves, and grasses
#65533; Process, press, dry and finish your paper using both Eastern and Western methods.
#65533; Embellish your paper with natural dyes and decorative materials like flower petals and pine needles
#65533; Craft one-of-a-kind projects such as vegetable papyrus, multipaper collages, and shaped papers including envelopes, lampshades, specialty books, and covers.