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handmade recycled and plant fiber paper, hand marbled fabric and paper
Your source for exquisite handprinted fabrics and recycled handmade paper - all made in Nebraska - USA!

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HANDMADE PAPER

plant fiber and/or recycled paper - each sheet is unique!

Plant Fiber Papers

Local plant fibers used in these sheets of handmade paper are gathered from my yard and the surrounding countryside. These fibers need cooking to remove impurities, beating to roughen the fibers and allow them to absorb water. Then the fibers are pulled into sheets, ranging from delicate and lacey to card-stock weight. This is an ancient and labor-intensive process. Some fibers used in my paper are:

  • Daylily Stems
  • Dandelion
  • Thistledown
  • Rose Petals
  • Prairie Grass
  • Wheat
  • Hemp
  • Morning Glory

We use local fibers and flowers fresh, as they are in season for more colorful ingredients, or dried and pressed for more earthly tones.

types of papers

The image above shows several kinds of the handmade paper we make. Starting on the left in the back row: marbled blue recycled paper, blue recycled paper with thistledown-some have marigold petals, daylily stems and recycled paper, prairie grass paper, yellow recycled paper, dark gray recycled paper, orange recycled paper. Front row: starting on the left, Junk Mail with Yard Trimmings, purple recycled with wild morning glory seeds and silks, Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink, recycled paper with dandelion petals, recycled with tons of rose petals, green recycled with rose petals, recycled white with yellow and purple statice flowers, Grunge paper, pure rose petal paper. We have most papers in stock and new varieties are always forthcoming.

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Recycled Paper

Shredded, used paper is collected, soaked and blended, then colored, or combined with inclusions, and pulled into new sheets of paper. Some inclusions used are:

  • Dandelion Petals
  • Clover Flowers
  • Grass Clippings
  • Marigold Petals
  • Rose Petals
  • Peacock Orchids
  • Thread
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Onion Skins
  • Junk Mail
  • Wildflower Seeds
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Aluminum shavings

We're always on the lookout for fun, interesting and colorful substances to use for inclusions, so check back to see what we've come up with!

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marbled paper and fabric examples

marbled edge on paper

detail of marbled paper

Hand Marbled Recycled Papers

Handmade recycled paper is printed with the ancient art of marbling. A painstaking process that requires practice to achieve the intricate combed design of traditional marbled patterns. You can also be very free-flowing with the pattern and 'paint' on the surface of the size. To learn more about the marbling process, click here.


detail of marbling on recycled paper

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-- each one is unique!

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