This was a fascinating event, delivered by Lucy Baxandall of Tidekettle Paper. we learnt that it was the Chinese who invented papermaking, that papyrus doesn’t qualify as paper, and that it’s the Japanese and the Koreans who have taken papermaking to a whole new level. Lucy showed us how to make Japanese paper and gave us some free samples to take home. I will treasure mine.
There is also a pop-up shop within Tidekettle, featuring the work of local illustrators. Well worth a look.
Thanks, Lucy. I promise I will never take paper for granted again.