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Papermaking 101

Though we’re constantly moving toward more electronic and less paper-based communication, we’ve all got paper we don’t need laying around, be it junk mail, newspaper, receipts, magazines, paper bags, books, or whatever else. If we’re lucky, it ends up in the recycling bin. What about giving old paper new life by making it into new paper? Francois Vigneault shared his fun and simple how-to in CRAFT Volume 05, and you can check out the tutorial in Make: Projects. Learn how to build a pour mold, make pulp from the old pages in your blender, and pour yourself some handmade paper.

Papermaking Mold

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. ahmed says:

    we need to know about silk screen printing

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Hi Ahmed,

      Here is a great tutorial for you on Make: Projects: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Silk-Screening-101/798/1 Enjoy!

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