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 theContinue reading “April News”
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 supportedContinue reading “Making Paper with Hemp Hurds”
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 ofContinue reading “Papermaking with Kentucky Hemp!”
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 yesterdayContinue reading “Trip to Kentucky Hemp Fields!”
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 varietiesContinue reading “June 2015 Update”
Another #hemp paper experiment – hemp hurds!
Greetings! Please take a moment and check out the recently launched IndieGoGo fundraiser for the Artisan Hemp paper project. Be part of the #hemp paper revolution! Main goals are to research various hemp fiber varieties – hurds, short fibers, textile scraps, and American grown whole stalk Also, if enough money is raised, the hemp paperContinue reading “IndieGoGo Fundraiser”