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Paper is such an ordinary thing. Silk, on the other hand, has always had an aura of mystery about it but there is nothing new about silk papermaking. With Handmade Silk Paper, Kath Russon, instructs you how to make something as ordinary as paper out of something as extraordinary as silk. The step-by-step instructions makes it impossible to fail and the projects are attainable by papermakers of all ages and abilities.


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Cover Handmade Silk Paper

Handmade Silk Paper

Author: Kath Russon
Pages: 96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Search Press
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0533
Weight: 1.5 lb

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Enthusiastic and talented papermaker, Kath Russon, shows how to create a wonderful selection of beautiful, original papers using silk fibers. They can be dyes, inlaid with flowers, leaves, threads or ribbons, manipulated into fascinating shapes, embellished with stitches or beads, molded or made into stunning textured collages. See also how they can be transformed into bowls, boxes, masks and bookcovers. It is inspirational, fun - and so easy to do!

About the Author

Kath Russon is an enthusiastic, talented papermaker, who has perfected a beautiful, original technique using silk fibers. She has a successful business which is based in her Yorkshire home in the UK, from where she sells her papers, kits and allied products. She as been a quiltmaker and a special needs teacher, but now concentrates on papermaking, which is her main occupation. She enjoys the peace and tranquillity of her Yorkshire home, but frequently travels to exhibitions to display and sell her wonderful selection of papers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials and Equipment 10
Silk fibers, inclusions, dyeing equipment, papermaking equipment  
Dyeing Silk Fibers 22
Mordanting fibers, preparing dye solution, dyeing and fixing the dyes  
Papermaking - Basic Techniques 34
Getting ready, preparing a fiber bed, felting and drying the paper  
Papermaking - Other Techniques 40
Silk tops, inclusions, mawata caps, silk handkerchiefs, hanked filaments, throwster's waste and other fiber  
Moulding Silk Papers 76
Manipulating fibers, making a simple bowl, making silk leaves  
Using Your Silk Paper 88
Collage, Embroidery, Decorated three-dimensional objects, book covers, trinkets  

Dyeing Equipment Silk Leaves
Silk Leaves

Silken Trinkets
Silken Trinkets

Silken Vessels Dyed Silk Fibers
Silken Vessels and Dyed Silk Fibers

Dyed Silk FibersSimple Molded Objects
Dyed Silk Fibers and Simple Molded Objects

Molded BowlsPaper From Crimped Jute

Molded Bowls and Paper from Crimped Jute

Paper Example Paper Example
Paper Examples

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