Artichoke paper – part two

The quest to make paper from what i find around me continues…

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Now that the fibres have been cleaned and steeped, i gave them a bit of a jzijz, with the blender and we then pressed what water we could get out of them.

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The frame was made from found fabric and wood, and fits perfectly in the sink

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Then add the fibre…and after a few tries we get the fibre, mesh and paper pulp mixture correct and start to make paper.

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Once the pulp is ready the making process begins!

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After going through this lengthy process i reflected on the effort going into making paper and asked helena ‘why would anyone do this’, her reply ‘well i guess it’s preferable to chewing bark’, she has a point!

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