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ERIC Number: ED440909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 93
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Papermaking: Then and Now. A History of Hand Papermaking from Its Beginning, Plus a Process for Using Natural Fibers To Make Paper.
Vickerman, Kathrine D.
In addition to a historic overview of papermaking, this book explains the painstaking process of papermaking and details the results of actually making paper from samples of grass gathered from Arizona to Minnesota, and Maine to California, including 11 states and climates. The book describes how to teach papermaking and offers a list of equipment suppliers as resources for help getting started. A study of the effects of rainfall and altitude on the grasses used in making paper was conducted. The handmade paper shown in this book is only an example of what can be accomplished. Since there are so many different varieties of grass, this project has only scratched the surface of the potential for decorative paper made from grasses. The book is divided into the following sections: (1) "The Beginning of Papermaking"; (2) "Renaissance of Hand Papermaking"; (3) "Chemistry of Hand Papermaking"; (4) "A Little Bit about Grasses"; (5) "Papermaking from Grasses"; (6) "Papermaking Results"; and (7) "Teaching Hand Papermaking." (Contains 25 resources and 13 relevant Web sites.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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