Handmade paper


Creating is giving shape to one's destiny
Albert Camus
Paper mill in Mele (GE)

Images still from a workshop:
"Dyes of handmade paper with officinal plants
and spontaneous herbs",
which took place in paper mill in Mele
by Giuseppe Traverso

Preparation
of the pulp

beating the cellulose

Dyes

a natural chromatism
is obtained after
filtration through

Essence of coffee

a natural chromatism
is obtained after
filtration through

Cotton pulp

tincture obtained with coffee essence and Calendula petals

Making
sheet of paper

shaking motion with the "mould"

Couching

sheets are transfered to the felt

Stacked

sheet of paper and felt,
one on top of another,
ready for pressing

Pressing

remove much of the water
from the paper
(Giuseppe Traverso)

Drying

detachment of the sheet
and its "drying"

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