Saturday, June 27, 2009

the artist and the botanist

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, an artist became interested in natural fibers.  She made friends with a botanist, who was also interested in natural fibers.  The two went on adventures and became fast friends.  They were constantly pulling, tugging, twinning, and experimenting with tid-bits.  They ventured here and there collecting and examining.  The artist nurtured the botanist and encouraged her nerdy habits.  The botanist taught the artists about new and exciting materials.  They collected treasure, played and shared.  They learned each other's language.  The universe smiled.

Yesterday, they began the process of making paper from paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera).  

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