Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking, a book by Sylvia Rodgers Albro, has been published by Oak Knoll Press. The book explores how the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the thirteenth century and why Fabriano was well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft, first in Italy and subsequently for a larger Mediterranean territory. It includes more than 200 illustrations in black & white and color. Written by Sylvia Rodgers Albro, this book is extremely interesting and the illustrations are really beautiful. If after reading this, you are inspired to write your own book and want it to be illustrated just as beautifully, then you can always Hire a Book Illustrator. Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking is the best book for learning about the traditional art of papermaking and how it made its way from Arabia to Europe. The illustrations really help you to understand the beauty of papermaking and provide inspiration for your own projects. For more information, visit www.oakknoll.com or call (302) 328-7232.
Archives for March 2017
An invigorating break during the Hand Papermaking Board Retreat, atop Vail Mountain in Colorado. From left to right: Amy Richard, Radha Pandey, Susan Mackin Dolan, Beck Whitehead, Tom Balbo, Steve Kostell, Tom Bannister, Alta Price, Susan Gosin, Amanda Degener, Teri Williams, Gibby Waitzkin, Suzanne Oberholtzer, Mary Tasillo, Tom Hutchinson, Aimee Lee, Simon Green, Mina Takahashi, Helen Hiebert. Photo: EpicMix Photo, September 24, 2016.
In the April 2017 issue of Hand Papermaking Newsletter, read about counterfeiting, a papermaking class that has lasted 20 years, historic UK mills, a collection of decorated paper, how to work creatively with rust, and the connections between papermaking and literature. Also get to know our new executive director, scan the event listings to plan your summer travel, and support our ADVERTISERS.
Volume 32, Number 1 marks Hand Papermaking’s commitment to printing the magazine in full color going forward! In this issue, we look at the use of paper as cloth and fabric. In addition to technical discussions of how paper has been used in the production of textiles, we hear from makers about the aesthetic, symbolic, and working properties of paper that make it a compelling material for weft and warp.
Carolina Larrea outlines her practice of shifu-making as an active woven meditation.
Velma Bolyard shares powerful testimonials on shifu’s capacity to facilitate healing, accompanied by a sample of her North Country shifu.
Mandy Coppes-Martin recounts her travels with two other paper artists working with paper thread, Atsuko Yamagata and Asao Shimura.
Steph Rue introduces us to the extraordinary paper weavings of Emiko Nakano.
Aimee Lee offers her thoughts on transforming paper into textile.
Dorothy Field tells us about Kim Kyung’s unique collection of Korean objects made using paper-textile techniques.
Steeve Buckridge brings forth new scholarship into Jamaica’s early-colonial lace-bark-cloth production.
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen writes about her remarkable paper garments.
Andrea Peterson interviews Melanie Teresa Bohrer on her performative art practice with paper as shroud.
Michael Gill speaks with Julie McLaughlin about her artwork in kimono form.
Julie Poitras Santos describes Katarina Weslien’s art project “Walking Kailash,” alongside a momigami sample made by Andrea Peterson.
Jordana Munk Martin writes about large-scale paper tapestries by Nancy Cohen.
And we hear from Anke Neumann about her beguiling jewelry made of paper and light.