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Weave Your Old Maps Together

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One of the most popular projects on Make: Projects originated on the pages of CRAFT when it was a print magazine: the Woven Map Basket. Weaver Jane Patrick (who was previously editor of Handwoven magazine and is currently creative director for Schacht Spindle Company) wrote a simple how-to for taking... Read more »

How-To: Fireproof Paper

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OK, it's probably more accurate to say "flame resistant" or "flame retardant" paper, because the fire does actually damage the paper, but it won't catch flame and burn on its own. The treatment couldn't be simpler. Read more »

November is Paper Month!

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So long, October! Onward, now, into the eleventh month of our 2012 "Year of Materials" with a focus on paper. "Paper," for those of you twelve and under, is a generally inexpensive, flexible, thin, sheet-like material made by pressing together moist fibers—commonly derived from plants—and allowing them to dry. "Plants"... Read more »