Papermaking with Plants - Gardening Book
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Papermaking with Plants
Creative Recipes and Projects Using Herbs, Flowers, Grasses, and Leaves
by Helen Hiebert
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 10
Photos/Illustrations: Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout
Create Unique Handmade Paper from Wild or Cultivated Plants.
Create your own hand-crafted paper form natural materials you gather with this complete how-to guide. From hosta to milkweed and corn husks to pineapple leaves, almost any plant can be transformed into an elegant sheet of paper. With the step-by-step instructions in Papermaking with Plants, you'll learn how to:
* Collect and harvest plant fibers from stalks, bark, leaves, and grasses
* Process the fiber and press, drym, and finish your paper using Eastern and Western methods
* Embellish your paper with natural dyes and decorative materials like flower petals and pine needles
* Craft one-of-a-kind projects such as vegetable papyrus, multi-paper collages, envelopes, lampshades, and specialty books.