Handbound Portfolio Case with Handmade Linen Rag Paper
The handbound portfolio – containing 8 sheets of handmade paper – is by Juju Books, a bookbinding studio based in Glasgow run by prize-winning bookbinder and QEST Craft Scholar Gillian Stewart.
The first paper was made in China from plant fibres, but by the 1700s, cotton, linen rags, old rope and canvas were being used as raw materials, which were then beaten to a pulp for paper. After the introduction of paper machines in the early 19th century, hand papermaking became a rare craft, and it has only been kept alive by passionate enthusiasts such as Alison Newman of the Glasgow-based hand papermaking studio Pulp.
Alison has made this richly textured rag paper by hand using clean linens from The Fife Arms hotel, taking textiles that might otherwise have been destined for landfill and creating something beautiful from them – an inspiring example of the circular economy in action. The paper comes in generous sheets – 41 x 51cm, which is a traditional dimension a little smaller than standard A2 size – and is particularly lovely for use with charcoals and pastel pencils. It is deckle edged – a clean but soft edge that is much more in keeping with the qualities of the paper than a sharply cut edge. Being handmade, each piece of paper is unique – with its own intriguing patterns and texture.
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