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!!

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