The Art of Papermaking with Plants

Marie-Jeanne Lorente (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

Explore the creative joy of transforming edible and nonedible plants, trees, and grasses into exquisite paper using this friendly and inspiring book. It offers step-by-step instructions for turning an array of common and exotic plants from garlic skin and other kitchen leftovers to oak leaves, wheat, and wasp nests--into artistic and useful sheets of paper.

Marie-Jeanne Lorenté, an experienced artist and teacher, tells you everything you need to know, from assembling the simple equipment to gathering and processing plant fibers, including cooking, bleaching, rinsing, adding textures to the pulp, and drying the sheets of paper. Hundreds of beautiful color photographs illustrate the procedures as well as the plant materials and the unique papers they produce. The works of nine accomplished paper artists-whose creations run the gamut from sculpture and handmade books to hats are included.

Ideal for the beginning papermaker as well as more seasoned artists and designers, The Art of Papermaking with Plants provides stimulating papermaking projects for all craftspeople.

Recipes include: Vegetables: artichoke, eggplant, shallot skin, wild fennel, bay leaf, rice, tomato . Plants: bamboo, wheat, sedge plant, autumn crocus, fern, daylily, iris, lavender, cattail, stinging nettle, yucca. Trees: hornbeam, chestnut, oleander, red maple, gingko biloba, palm, wild olive, pistachio, lime-and more.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • February 2004
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73135-4
  • 8.7 × 11.1 in / 176 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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