View Full Version : Any paper makers out there?

February 5th, 2002, 10:21 PM
what was your favorite part? or type to make?

I am going to try and make a small paper quilt using something
called "pellon" which I will have to go try and find.(dont know
what it is except for what the instructor said when I described my

How to fasten the pieces together without sewing. Which he was
gonna recommend until I mentioned that I didnt want to sew
them, and couldnt overlap wet on wet or else would have had to
do all in one day!

February 6th, 2002, 12:57 AM
Me! I make paper. Did you want to know how to make paper, Flar?

Pellon is a type of interfacing fabric used in sewing. Interfacing is the stuff that makes your collar or waistband stiff. You can find it at the fabric stores. Pellon is a brand name - very good product but more expensive than your generic kind. Usually comes in white but you can get black as well. It's like a very light felt but is very stiff.

I'm pretty sure wet pellon pieces would not hold together, if you're doing what I think you're doing. :D The pieces can be glued together if you can't sew them.

February 6th, 2002, 04:04 AM
no, am going to iron? the paper quilt patches to the pellon to
hold them down flat and together so I dont have to sew them!;)

February 6th, 2002, 01:18 PM
Ah! You're using the fusable interfacing stuff. Love that stuff! Quick way of hemming up pants if you don't want to sew either.

Are you making your own paper for the quilt?

February 6th, 2002, 03:38 PM
um, yeah.

February 7th, 2002, 01:49 AM
What are you making the paper from? Do you need anything? I've made paper for many years. I had studies with a Japanese paper master long time ago.

February 7th, 2002, 01:57 AM
oh, we are pulping(I love this!) paper to make paper! Actually
its around a 300lb press cotton paper that we are pulping.

am adding color, and additives like tobaco, may emboss a couple
for the quilt. Have already done, irregular shape, emboss,
additive,plain white, and embedded image.

February 7th, 2002, 01:58 AM
will aslo be using some pulp to make 3D sculptures by dipping and
dragging in the pulp.

February 7th, 2002, 02:09 AM
That is sooo much fun! That was always my favourite part...the 3-D work. I've made paper sculptures where I sculpt the image on clay & cast it in plaster to make a mould.

I love working with different plant fibres. You have to cook the fibres down & then pound it into pulp before pulling your sheets.

Yvonne Belisle
February 9th, 2002, 06:37 PM
I do paper too but just pretty basic stuff sometimes adding dried flower parts.