book, 18x21 cm, sequined embroidery on silk, 56 white sheets, India, in shades of red
Paper can be used with nearly any pencil (Marker, pencil, pen). Ink can lead to a little difused look, but only very little. Our handmade Indian cotton recycling sheetsare still made like ages before. Rags are pulped in a Hollander beater. This pulp will be disolved in a water bassin and then poured onto the paper frame/screen. The screen is a wooden frame with a mesh that allows the water to drain out. The sheet is thus formed on the screen. The sheet will then be dried between layers of woolen felt. A pile of these will then be placed into a press and all the water is pressed out of the sheets. They are then hung on lined to fully dry.