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I first created this site back in 1998 to document the wild plants that I encountered.  But it has grown into a clearinghouse of information on landscaping, backyard birds, butterfly gardening, plant identification and making paper from plant fiber. After leaving Kansas, I thought of deleting the site. But realize it has a wealth of information that people rely upon.

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Handmade Paper from Plant Fiber

Paper samples
  • All of my paper is handmade from plant fiber.
  • The plants are all wild plants of the prairie region found in Kansas.
  • I make all of my paper in Topeka, Kansas
  • Learn About the Paper Making Process

Plant Fiber Paper Gallery

Plant Fiber Paper of the Day
Cottonwood + Grape + Mulberry
Cottonwood + Grape + Mulberry
  • All paper is made from 100% plant fiber.
  • My Paper Proucts Store has individual sheet of paper for sale as well as note cards and bookmarks that can be purchased..
  • Some plants used to make my paper include milkweed, mulberry, and cat-tail.
  • The types of fiber used include bast fiber found along the stem of the plant, the fiber attached to seeds, and leaf fiber such as from grasses.
  • My Plant Fiber Paper Gallery contains images of my paper made from different plant fiber and combinations of plant fibers.



Papermaking Workshop

Paper making Workshop

It's an involved process to take plants and turn them into paper, but learning the process is fascinating.

Every year I teach a workshop on making paper from native plant fiber. You'll be amazed how you can take milkweeds, grasses, and other plants and turn them into paper.

Learn more about the papermaking workshop

Site Updates

Reference Books updated (8/9/16)

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