Recycled Paper-Making

Waste is a sin against nature, a curse of modern life…reusing, mending and recycling must be regarded as great sattvic virtues. Satish Kumar, Spritual Compass


Amy ran a paper-making workshop for the community as part of the Family Art Day organised by Islands Museum of Art. A technique she learned many years ago.

deckle 1

Old, used pieces of paper are torn and blended in a food blender. The pulp is mixed with water in a bowl then a deckle (mould) is used to collect a thin layer.


The top part of the deckle is taken off…


…and the part with the mesh is flipped onto a cloth and then gently pressed with a sponge to make the pulp stick and come away from the mesh.


Voila! Now leave in the sun to dry and the paper will easily peel off the cloth.


You can add threads, petals and even seeds to create beautiful effects.


This could be a lovely way to distribute seeds saved from the garden.

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