White Leaf Paper is pleased to announce that we have succeeded in producing a beautiful, refined, white paper pulp from Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), called Itadori in its native Japan, which produces a white paper full of character and life. Knotweed is a notoriously invasive plant which requires lye solution and extensive Hollander beating for hand papermaking, producing a brown or tan paper. Until now.
We are making this pulp available
to hobby and artist hand papermakers.
When we make paper solely from this pulp, it produces a
lovely paper, often with some visible fibers,
that is smooth, translucent, rattly and brittle.
Eulalia is Miscanthus sinensis.
If you have purchased our sample sheets, and want to utilize eulalia with your Itadori, order here. Or, try it on its own! Eulalia is our "go-to" pulp, making a strong, opaque paper, of a lovely cream color.