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August 21, 2016

One of the enjoyable aspects of paper making is creating different colors and textures.  By adding seeds, flower petals, moss and chunkier fibers, the smooth pulps embrace these “inclusions” and as the pulp dries it forms a limitless variety of  interesting layers of t...

August 17, 2016

On a cold winter's evening when I am tucked up safe in our home, I love to braid rugs!  I use blanket ends from MacAusland's Woolen Mills in Bloomfield, PEI, cutting them into the appropriate size strips before I begin. Then I pick the colours I want for a particular r...

August 16, 2016

Each Year I visit Vanco Tulip Farm and come away with 40 pounds of reject tulips. Vanco has strict quality controls and eliminate the short, small tulips that can't be sent to market.  Tulips make gorgeous paper!

First the flowers must be separated from the leaves and s...

Where it all begins!  Making a Pinhole camera: A pinhole camera is a very basic camera that can be constructed out of found materials such as cans or boxes, provided it is made light-tight.  This can be done by lining the interior with black construction paper, and tap...

August 7, 2016

     Hi, I'm a papermaker at Artisans on Main, Montague. I'd like to share some of my experience in that creative process.

     My papers are handcrafted from plant fibers gathered along the shores of Prince Edward Island, including dune gr...

August 3, 2016

As a seasonal settler (May  - November) for the past twenty-one years, I still have much to learn about the Island and Island ways. As a latter day artist (recovering from 30 years in academia), I am drawn to interesting shapes, colour patterns, and objects, some of wh...

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