To make pulp from jeans first I needed to cut the jeans 100% cotton into small 1/2 inch squares soak them in water overnight. Next the jean pieces are mixed in the beater for about an hour to turn the fabric into pulp. This photo is taken half way through the process.
This is a photo of a piece of paper I made with jean pulp mixed with abaca.
Be sure to check out a group exhibition of altered books a the Helson Gallery in Georgetown, ON. It is on until November 27, 2016. Details in link above!
I am exhibiting my altered atlas Establishing Roots.
During my walking class in my MFA we participated in a guided sound walk. You can download the sound tracks on the link above and see the map to try it yourself. Here are some pictures I took along the way.