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For those interested in learning about making paper from plants I've include links to my favorite books on the subject.

The Papermaker's Companion

Great reference book to learn the basics on papermaking.


Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds

THE reference book to learn the art of making paper from plant fiber.


The Art of Papermaking with Plants

Another reference book on using plants for papermaking

Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

A book on the complete history of papermaking.


The Classic Paper Making Kit by Wooden Deckle

Papermaking deckle & mold in the perfect size of 5" x 7" for hand papermaking

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Plant Fiber Name

Paper Mulberry Bast

Plant Fiber Description

This is the plant that the Chinese used to make paper. It is not native to Kansas. It's a very aggressive tree that spreads by suckers. The paper is very soft easy to work with. No wonder it was the plant of choice for early papermakers.

Paper Mulberry Bast