"Their use of paper extends from documents, books, artworks and origami, to ceremonies and spiritual rituals, housing, woven shifu and momigami clothing, laquered vessels of woven or laminated paper, lanterns, umbrellas, even cooking food (for ex. poaching fish in paper wrappers"
World history- the spread of papermaking
" how slowly the discovery of paper traveled out of China, due first to the secrets of creating such a
valuable commodity to the lack of communication to the modes of travel over difficult terrain."
Colonial crafts and roles
First papermakers and independence
the rise of wood
Agrihistory- the role of flax, the demise of flax in America
the demise of cotton in America
The role of cotton
Mummies for rags
Creating a visual support for written text to better convey a story
"ionic attraction of pigments to fibers is such a wonderfully graphic way to illustrate that scientific subject. (It was explained to me that it is not really a magnetic attraction...) Science teachers I have worked with were thrilled because it is a difficult thing to demonstrate. I love using ultramarine blue pigment because it is almost fool proof in its behavior. Guaranteed results!"
(Comments from artist and papermaker