Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Langdell Papers - Beautiful handmade paper

Last night I cut a few kirigami cards from a sheet of Langdell handmade paper that I had in my stash. It cut so beautifully! This paper is flexible, yet very heavy. I was able to score and fold it without cracking and it cut like butter and stands up well to manipulation. The most delicate cuts are not possible because of the thickness of the paper, but the effect is still stunning.

Langdell is a local Vermont papermaker and well worth a trip to their little barn-factory.
Tomorrow, when the cards are finished, I will show you examples. For now, here is some info on Langdell from their website:

Langdell Paper — Handcrafted papers from our Vermont mill
Since 1989, Langdell Papers have been handmade at our Vermont Mill by our dedicated team of papermakers. Our customers include paperstores, art material retailers, invitation companies, and various manufacturing companies. Our papers are also used in package design and custom invitation design. There are over 75 Langdell papers that are always in stock, and new papers are seasonaly introduced.
Langdell papers can be found at paper stores and art material stores throughout North America. Please contact us for information on the store nearest to you. Retail prices range from $12.00 - $16.00 depending on style and quantity for all of our 19" x 25" sheets.

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