Friday, April 25, 2014

Papermaking list serve group

If you are a serious papermaker and haven't heard of it, you should check out the Yahoo groups papermaking list serve group. There are people from all over the world on it and you can ask questions, share knowledge and even buy and sell your papermaking-related supplies. For me, the greatest aspect of being a part of the group has been joining in the annual Swatch Swap. A brave soul in the group volunteers to organize it and then all participants send in a predetermined number of swatches of paper with their recipe attached. The volunteer leader puts it all together in a book and sends each participant back a book with one of every swatch in it. My Swatch Swap books have a special place in my studio and I go to them for inspiration... or just to stroke all those lovely papers. Even if you missed out, you can still get your hands on one of these highly-prized books. The annual Hand Papermaking auction is on now and there are a couple of Swatch Swap books up for auction as part of the fundraiser. Check it out here:

Good luck at the auction!

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