Paper making is an exciting process for me. I like how the pulp floats on the surface in an organic manner. The first picture is abaca pulp with some sewing embedded in the paper. The second picture is abaca pulp mixed with jeans that have been beaten and the third is me installing the work.
This is a work I exhibited for my end of term critique. The clothing is from my grandfather who is now a retired farmer.
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.