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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

Common Milkweed Seed

Plant Fiber Description

Very Smooth texture, ivory color. The milkweed seeds and fiber are processed together. Repeated rinsing removes the excess seeds as they sink to the bottom. Some seeds still have to be removed by hand. Will plug a blender if not cut into small pieces. One of the more time consuming papers to make, but one of my favorites.

Common Milkweed Seed


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