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Click here for information about Peter's personal collection of books on the subject of papermaking now held at the University of Iowa.

 

The Ergonomics of Hand Papermaking or How to Make Paper Without Getting a Sore Back (2000) by Peter Thomas. This 20 minute DVD gives suggestions for how to set up a studio and make paper in ways that will help avoid back problems and repetive motion injuries. Suggested warm-up exercises are described. The DVD includes footage filmed in traditional western paper mills in England and Sweeden that illustrate the traditional techniques used to form and couch paper. Most papermakers who see this say, "if I had only seen this before I hurt my back...."

The booklet with DVD edition has sold out so we have placed the DVD on Youtube giving free access to the information.

https://youtu.be/i16V_hFPQfQ

If you would like to buy a digital transcript of the uneditied dialog and an additional 18 page PDF describing what I have learned over the 40 years I have been making handmade paper for letterpress printing (including information on fiber choice, beating theory, additive information, mechanics of other operations, etc.) you can click the "buy it now" button.

 


   

 

About the Artists Book
Jewelry
Miniature Books Artists Books:
Miniature
Ukulele
Books
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Blogs, Articles and Essays Hand Papermaking Fine Press Books
Artists' Books:
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