Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pulp Happy!

Karen O'Neal, the owner of Out of Hand Papermaking Studio, continues to be my guiding light in this project. I drove to Ann Arbor yesterday to pay her a visit and to rent her glorious machine! (I want one.) What would have taken me weeks to chop in my broken-down blender only took six hours! I left with a big bucket of beautiful, finely beaten Phragmites pulp and will pick up the garlic mustard pulp on my next trip. Looks like I'll be making paper today!

I couldn't help but snap a few shots of her wonderful studio. So much to look at (and pine over), like the heavy duty paper press and drying rack. It's such a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere. Thank you Karen for all your help, the great ideas/tips and for a wonderful day!