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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

Black Willow Bast

Plant Fiber Description

Rich dark reddish-brown color. Black willow obviously gets its name from all the tannin in the plant. The fiber starts out white, but as its cooked in soda ash it becomes this rich brown color.

Black Willow Bast