Art of Making Paper | Culture
Video via National Geographic Short Film Showcase
Watch one of the last Paper Makers in Europe create paper by hand mixing fibers like cotton, flax, hemp, and rags for his creations. Adding in a few inclusions such as love letters, bank notes, music sheets, and recycled newspaper before placing it on a monogrammed screen, he creates a masterpiece canvas used by writers and artists.
When you put evolution of communication and information into perspective with this civilizations' lifespan - it really is a recent event, and one that makes you appreciate how far we've progressed since the ancient stone cutters and parchment skin recorded events.
Now you try it! Learn how to make paper and perhaps turn it into a learning project experience with your kids. I'm linking a few fun how-to idea tutorials from the Bloggers:
Handmade paper with pressed flowers from your garden from Heart and Vine
Make unique business cards with handmade paper from Salvage and Stitch
Make paper with recycled fruit and vegetable grocery store pallets from Instructibles
For a wonderful spring activity, make and plant handmade paper with garden seeds from Tarrant Area Food Bank
Learn something new every day!