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Click here for information about Peter's personal collection of books on the subject of papermaking now held at the University of Iowa.

 

How to Make Paper Without Getting a Sore Back (2000) by Peter Thomas. 20 minute video. This is now free. I have put it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/i16V_hFPQfQ

If you would like to buy a digital transcript of the information on the vidoe and an additional 18 page PDF describing what I have learned over the 40 years I have been making handmade paper for letterpress printing you can click the "buy it now" button.

The PDF gives information on fiber choice and additives like pigment and sizing, it describes how to load and run a hollander beater including information on beating theory. It also discusses the mechanics of the other operations like couching and pressing.

How to Make Paper Without Getting a Sore Back (2000) by Peter Thomas. This 20 minute DVD gives suggestions for how to set up a studio and make paper in ways that will help avoid back problems and repetive motion injuries. Suggested warm-up exercises are described. The DVD includes footage filmed in traditional western paper mills in England and Sweeden that illustrate the traditional techniques used to form and couch paper. Most papermakers who see this say, "if I had only seen this before I hurt my back...."


   

 

About the Artists Book
Jewelry
Miniature Books Artists Books:
Miniature
Ukulele
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Blogs, Articles and Essays Hand Papermaking Fine Press Books
Artists' Books:
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