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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
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.
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.
The House-Dress
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
I was recently invited to rural Catalonia as part of an international fibre festival in Mas De Barberans. A fantastic event, and wonderful to be able to work with many international basket makers and artists on a collaborative project. But what caught my eye were the women seen early in the morning with their baskets heading to the bakery, wearing brightly coloured floral dresses, later seen sharing gossip in the local shops and in the narrow streets. These garments were house-dresses. I purchased these 5 dresses, all made from polyester, at a market in Vilanova on my last day in Catalonia. These dresses may be the beginings of new artwork. If you have any memories of house dresses worn where you live, have them stashed in your cupboards or are a fan of wearing them now, do get in touch.

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