"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." ~George Moore
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
We began experimentation with paper pulp other than cotton. Monday evening I used, for the first time, Abaca pulp. Abaca when drying has a tendency to curl up much more than cotton. The thinner you pull the sheets, the less they curl. I was able to get about 6 really nice flat sheets. And about three times as many that curled up significantly. Some of the curl sheets don't appeal to be but others have some really nice character.
Also, the color is natural because the Abaca is not bleached the way the cotton is.