White Leaf Artisanal Papers and Pulps

refined artisanal  papers from local plants

© 2015 by Donna Lilborn

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White Leaf: locally grown, small batch paper.

 
When native Americans saw European paper, they thought it was the white leaf of some foreign tree.

 

Donna Lilborn makes White Leaves. Her paper is built from the leaves and stems of the plants in her garden, on her street, in her neighborhood. Friends and neighbors give her leaves from their gardens, and point her to stands of wild plants for harvest.


Beautiful
Tactile, smooth but fibrous, rattly paper in shades of white, cream, tan and green.
 

Local
Fibers extracted from the leaves of plants grown within 10 miles of the studio.
 

Slow
Made by an ancient, hand process of dozens of steps. Every step includes the human hand, and many steps include only the human hand.
 

Enduring
This paper can last for centuries.
 
Varied
Many sizes, thicknesses, and fiber options on hand, with infinite combinations available on commission.