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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 Description
Dogbane (Indian Hemp) was used by Native Americans to make cordage. It makes a most interesting reddish brown paper. The fiber was harvested from plants that were blooming. I find if you harvest it in the fall, there is too much bark-like fiber on the stems.
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