Posts Tagged ‘mulberry bark’

Garden news

22 March, 2013

Our Textiles garden is growing – this year we plan to have more weld, golden rod (Canadian golden rod was once considered as a commercial dye crop), we have a mulberry tree coming, are starting a willow crop for weaving with, and will be processing flax later this year. The Urban Weavers are posting their flax growing advice and time line .

Kozo Paper

2 February, 2013

Kozo fiber comes from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, its a tough fiber and requires soaking over several days and then cooking to break it down further.

Surface Design – Second Projects

7 March, 2012

The latest projects in Surface Design 285/385 demonstated several of the techniques students have learned so far this semester: bookmaking, paper making, silk fusion, joomchi, kozo, and devore. The results were so diverse and absolutely stunning!

Here we go round the mulberry bark.

19 February, 2012

Paper construction is one of the focuses of Surface Design in the spring semester. Here we are watching a demo of paper-making with mulberry bark fibres (kozo paper). For a little added interest the mulberry bark fibre is supplemented with wool roving.