September's Pastiche-Subscription Sampler September 01 2022

With a hint of cooler days to come, our September Pastiche will warm you with some rich, jewel-toned papers. This is our third month of Pastiche and moving full steam ahead. These fallish colors and textures are sure to get your creative juices thrumming! September Pastiche includes a bit of Lokta paper: Off- White Floral on Kelly Green, Woodblock Hands, Turquoise, and Woodblock Quatrefoil. Prints and solids at the ready. We've talked about Lokta and the bush's strong, silky fibers, and its leadership as a main source of fiber for local papermakers of Nepal. Don't forget about its characteristics of smooth-surfaced, ideal for book arts, printing, card making, collage, box making, sewing, and interior design projects. You can check out our complete Lokta family of papers here. We've got a 100% Rayon Red in the bunch. Very fabric-like which lends itself to sewing, laser printers, invitations, cards, graphics, etc. Acid-free and quiet (no-noise paper). Check out the entire Rayon Family here. Japanese Lace Asanoha is from the classic hemp leaf and comes in six colors. Delicate-looking pattern, excellent for collages and many crafts/applications. Oh yes! Katazome! Traditional designs are reminiscent of Southeast Asian batiks. These are opaque patterned papers great for book covers, end sheets, boxes, graphic design, framing, origami, and mixed media projects. Katazome, or Sarasa paper is decorated with a combo of stenciling and resist dyeing. It's laborious but the results are so lovely. See for yourself. Last, but never at the end of the line is An-Jing Lucy Yellow-Tan, the fun and funky family member of our An-Jing paper collection handmade mainly from xuan ("shwen") fiber. Typically these papers are lightweight and ideal for brush painting, and collage. They are and a bit dainty to work with, so consider the challenges in using them for printing; good for hand-printing (gently apply inked block to paper- or paper to inked block- press by hand.) You can check out the entire family here.
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