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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

Smooth Sumac Bast

Plant Fiber Description

This was a bizarre plant to process. The sap is very sticky. The plant is full of chemicals that reminded me of tar and turpentine. Once processed in soda ash and all the impurities were removed it made a most interesting paper.

Smooth Sumac Bast