Re: [art_education] papermaking: mould and deckle
- you can always try origami
From: Beth Zahurones <zfarms@...>
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2012 3:54 PM
Subject: [art_education] papermaking: mould and deckle
I need some help with papermaking, please. I understand making pulp, the
importance of sponging excess water for strength, molding it to have a
1.) I do not understand the deckle. So if I put it in a mould with
sides, I cannot get it back out?? I would have thought that I could just
dry it out, then peal it out? (obviously still a little wet- it isn't a
2.) So if I need to put the pulp on the 'outside' of the mould, deckle
on top: how do I get the pulp clear of the edges to use the deckle?
won't it overlap?pressing will free it??
3.) I've heard of using a shop vac to help extract the water to speed up
the process. Anyone done this? Will kids be able to transport their
paper home that day if it has been done this way? Do you work from
screen side...through a felt??
Thanks for the help.