Saturday, September 4, 2010

thistledown paper

a small circle sample of paper. thistledown, actually canada thistle seedheads paper. i am mill cleaning and that includes the extra pulps in my freezer. so i repurposed this pulp which seemed granular and "funny" but has made a decent paper, with fold strength and interest. i think i'll keep it. perhaps mix it with some recycled paper bits i also repulped. now to make paper! the felt is the leftover navy blanket, a small piece that didn't get regular use, so survived the felt massacre.

9 comments:

kaite said...

nice texture, i can feel it in the detail pic...k.

Velma said...

it's got a little too much texture, but great strength. so i keep using it.

Velma said...

well, not great, but good.

kaite said...

white tail deer poo paper - have you tried it?
i noticed you had trouble with grace's comments too, strange. i have no problems this end...thanks for the visit...k.

T said...

OUch, hope you did not get thistles in your fingers. I like the earthy texture and colour velma.

xt

Velma said...

oh, yeah, lots of ouchies. you learn to be very zen while collecting. protection helps but little.

Margaret said...

Beautiful texture!

Velma said...

yes, it's lovely to work with and surprisingly strong. this year's is lighter in hue than the last batch i made.

Kristin said...

This is so pretty I almost want to eat it!

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