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Handmade paper - linen rag

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I recycle linen from the Scalpay weaving shed in the Western Isles.  Using my home made ‘hollander beater’ I process the waste linen threads and woven linen scraps to make one-off piece, including log books and paper clothes.

Keywords

paper, handmade paper, linen

Disciplines

Textiles, Paper

Materials

Paper
The Mariner
Photographer: Joanne Kaar
Adult size hand made linen rag paper coat - digitally printed with nautical images, then brushed with kakishiu to make it waterproof and stain rusty brown.
handmade linen rag papers
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
A series of long (1m x 17cm ) hand made papers digitally printed with image of plant fibres growing in my garden gathered for making into string. the papers are made from waste linen from the Scalpay hand weaving Shed in the Western Isles.
Paper Wrappers and Herbarium sheets.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
I recycle linen from the Scalpay weaving shed in the Western Isles. Using my home made 'hollander beater' I process the waste linen threads and woven linen scraps to make one-off piece, including log books and paper clothes.
'Log book' - Westland 1879 maiden voyage.
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
I recycle linen from the Scalpay weaving shed in the Western Isles. Using my home made 'hollander beater' I process the waste linen threads and woven linen scraps to make one-off piece, including log books and paper clothes.
Blanakeil Bay Bank Notes
Photographer: Joanne Kaar
Hand made linen rag bank knotes with watermark. Inspired by the ship wreck of the Canton in the 1800's. Durness artist residency

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