This handmade paper-making mold and deckle can be used to make letter (A4) size paper. It is of professional quality handmade teak wood frame with a stainless steel wire "wove" draining surface. It comes with a removable deckle frame.
A mold and deckle is used for Wester dipping method of paper-making. Use cotton rag pulp and woolen felts for couching the sheets and interleaving before pressing.
In the early 1980's, Khadi Papers was the first to introduce Indian handmade papers to artists and designers in London. Fifteen years ago, Kahdi, in partnership with Mr. Vasudevan, the former head of India's Handmade Paper Institute, established its own paper mill. The mill now employs more than 50 men and women and additional jobs for local bookbinders, printers, envelope makers and carpenters.
The mill also runs its own organic farm, irrigated by the run-off water from the paper mill. Here Khadi grows mangoes, bananas and vegetables.
The paper mill is near Karnataka in South India in a cotton growing area. Cotton, more specifically cotton rag offcuts from local industry, is Khadi's primary raw material.
The supplies available on The Saturday Market Project will provide you with the raw materials to make your own handmade cotton paper.