Friday, May 11, 2012

How DO they make those deckled edges?

Papermaking by hand at Hayle Mill, England

Have you ever wondered exactly HOW watercolor or printmaking paper is made by machines or by hand? This is a fantastic, older (1976) and relatively short video of a papermaking mill in England. This finally explains all of those terms one hears when talking about fine, handmade paper (HP, CP, deckled edges and watermarks). 
If nothing else, I bet you'll want to grow mustache after viewing this. I've already started mine!