Paper is a medium… Like water, a carrier of information. Like money, not good or bad. Paper is neutral. It’s all about intention and how it is used. It can preserve culture, educate, inspire, heal, or destroy. The process of paper making is transformative. It is using the mind, heart, and hands. It is a […]
Hi, Been busy in the studio working on a custom order. Here are some photos. Look out for papermaking workshops this summer. The next one will be at Hemp in the Holler, in Livingston, KY on June 11, 2016. Come check it out! http://www.hempintheholler.com/
In case you missed this video – check it out! Special thanks to Adam Eidinger (DCMJ, Capitol Hemp, Dr. Bronner’s), Robin Bell (Bell Visuals), and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.
Greetings! It’s been a while. Hope you are well. 🙂 Today, Elishewa is in the paper studio making hemp paper for a super special project which will be revealed soon! This batch of paper will be made from beautiful, retted, organically grown hemp fibers from Eastern Kentucky. They came as whole hemp stalks and the […]
In 1916, USDA Botanist, Lyster Dewey, published a report, Bulletin No. 404, titled “Hemp Hurds as Paper-making material.” Inspired by this, I decided it would be a good experiment to make paper from just hemp hurds. This was made possible by money raised from the IndieGogo fundraiser in spring 2014. Thanks to all who supported […]
Super excited to be making paper with organic hemp from KY! This first batch is some leftover fibers that didn’t make the cut for a textile project. This was decorticated using a hand break. There were a bunch of hurds still in, although I picked out the larger pieces of hurd (inner woody core of […]
I just returned from a trip visiting hemp farms in Kentucky. The first farm had hemp which was planted about a week before, and the second farm I visited had more mature plants, which were between knee and waist high. One of the farmers gave me retted hemp stalks from last years harvest and yesterday […]
Hi All! I have learned so much about making paper with hemp over the last 3 years and look forward to researching more and improving my craft while teaching others! We are so grateful for all your loving support. The last indiegogo campaign raised enough money to cover studio costs and the result was 5 beautiful varieties […]
Another #hemp paper experiment – hemp hurds!