PAPERMAKING: a fibrous alchemy
The process behind this collection of handmade stationery begins with the long kozo fibers harvested from the Paper Mulbery, and Abaca plant . Entirely by hand, the fibers undergo a transformation of reverence. They are cooked and cleaned, and beaten in a hollander beater before preparing for pigmentation. The fibers are blended with a colorful variety of lightfast pigments and suspended in a vat filled with water. put into motion with the swirl of the hand, the long fibers are churned into the mix, as the vat morphs into a new kinetic composition. A dip of the mould and deckle below the surface swiftly collects a sheet of pulp as the water shimmies back in to the vat. The sheet is then pressed and dried. A quick sort, trim, and fold of the the finished paper, and the final transformation is complete. The pages wait for your words.