The Handmade Paper Wheel of Fortune is an exciting new fundraiser in support of Hand Papermaking.
For this event, we asked contemporary papermakers and paper artists across the U.S. and around the world to donate bundles of 10-12 sheets of medium-sized handmade and/or hand-decorated paper. We received more than 60 pledges of papers of all sorts: Elegant Western-style papers, beautiful Japanese, Thai, and other traditional papers of Asia, experimental papers made from rare and unusual natural fibers, dyed and colored papers, hand-decorated papers, and much more! And YOU can receive your surprise bundle by making a contribution of $100. Everyone who “spins” wins a bundle of handmade paper!
The Wheel of Fortune drawing will take place on July 17. Every contribution receives an amazing surprise bundle of paper from one of our papermakers. Get your bundle by clicking on the Paypal button below. (If you do not have a Paypal account, you can participate by calling us at 651-447-7143.)
Don’t hesitate — make your contribution now to secure a “spin” of the Paper Wheel of Fortune. Once we have sold as many Wheel of Fortune “spins” as we have donations, that’s it. We’ll email you right after July 17 to let you know whose paper you won, and the papermaker will mail out your bundle of paper by July 31.
[100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to supporting Hand Papermaking’s ongoing operations and programs, including Hand Papermaking magazine, Hand Papermaking Newsletter, our curated & thematic Portfolios of handmade paper, our free web and social media resources, and our newly established Black Writers Fellowship.]
As part of our goals to promote diversity and address inequities in our organization and programs, Hand Papermaking has established the Black Writers Fellowship to foster and promote new scholarship in our field by Black writers. You can help us to launch this new program by clicking on the donate button below. [Note: Donations to the BWF are NOT part of the Wheel of Fortune event.]
Contributors to the Handmade Paper Wheel of Fortune
Annie Alexander • Jane Ingram Allen • May Babcock • Tom Balbo • Suzi Ballenger • Colin Browne • Bruce Bunting • Ingrid Butler/Moth Marblers • Jazmine Catasus • Lisa Cirando • Nancy Cohen • Elaine Cooper • Kate Couturier • Amanda Degener • Katherine DeLamater • Ilze Dilane • Pam DeLuco • Katy Dement • Susan Mackin Dolan • Nicole Donnelly • Emily Duong • Jane Farmer • Lata Gedala • Tatiana Ginsberg • Zoe Goehring • Joan Hall • Mary Heebner • Lesa Hepburn • Helen Hiebert • Kyle Holland • Dard Hunter III • Lois James • Ann Marie Kennedy • Susan Kristoferson • Barbara Landes • Aimee Lee • Thomas Leech • Anne McKeown • Todd Moe • The Morgan Conservatory • Jill Odegaard • Bridget O’Malley • The Paper Circle • Paper Connection International • Alta Price • Brian Queen • Jackie Radford • Erica Spitzer Rasmussen • Lynn Sures • Margaret Rhein • Amy Richard • Steph Rue • Gretchen Schermerhorn • Peter Sowiski • Jennifer Spoon • Gail Stiffe • Mina Takahashi • Twinrocker Handmade Paper • Gibby Waitzkin • Beck Whitehead • Michelle Wilson • Paul Wong • Jenn Woodward/Pulp & Deckle
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