Category Archives: Paper history

The Ephemera Society

I joined the Ephemera Society this last week. Lots of interesting events and a very informative website that I will look forward to browsing. Thank you to Anthony Smithson of Keel Row Books for alerting me to them. Advertisements

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Old Newcastle paper mills

I recently came across this advertisement for a paper mill which previously stood on the corner of Little Blagdon Street, Newcastle upon Tyne: It’s easy to forget the sheer amount of paper mills there used to be all around us … Continue reading

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Transparent Paper Object

I’ve recently had a 19th century drawing on tracing paper come into the studio which is always a treat for me to see.  Some conservators would probably hold their head in their hands at that comment as transparent papers (or … Continue reading

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Cotton and Linen

It’s that time of year again when my thoughts turn to which flowers and vegetables I’m going to grow in our garden this year? Browsing the seeds in a shop the other day I found the Flax plant (Linum grandiflorum … Continue reading

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