Hand Papermaking Newsletter #90‘s “For Beginners” column outlines some of the many reasons to work with handmade paper in these digital times. Read the full text here.
Why Handmade Paper? You probably know why you’re doing it, or maybe you have trouble articulating it, but there is something about sticking your hands in a vat full of pulp that is addictively compelling. But how do you explain this to the outside world in 2010, in a world of eBooks and digital documents? “Because I like it” does not even begin to address the implications of what the papermaker does. Every act is political. And while pure joy might be your reason for making paper by hand, there is something to be said for articulating some other reasons for doing so. More….