Mandy Brannan


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Papermaking in Surbition

A couple of days cooking up garden fibers with Jane Cradock-Watson in Surbiton (and a trip to her allotment!)

..... few surprises - Honesty, Lunaria annua, seeds! After cooking they became quite translucent and delicate.

Garlic peels pulp
The garlic peels produced a delicate pulp that we found worked well with the Honesty seed pods with a lightly copper pigmented or green pigmented abaca back sheet.

The trip to the allotment - raspberries, blackberries, melons, runner beans, carrots, a cabbage, a berry fruit that exploded with flavour in the mouth - a cross between a gooseberry and something else (will have to be reminded by Jane) - and some amazing deep purple beans that had some interesting leaves that were starting to turn - had to photo - maybe the inspiration for making paper in my new studio me thinks!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Finished making 70 2"x 3" pieces of handmade paper for an Yahoo papermaking group project! I will send these of to the States and receive a hand bound portfolio style book with tons of samples from artisans around the world - exciting stuff!!