I’ve been making paper for more than 20 years and have discovered that I enjoy the science and history behind papermaking as much as the process.

Until recently, it was believed that a craftsman in China, about the year 105 AD, developed the first paper but recent research has shown that women were likely the first papermakers. Women in China were responsible for spinning and weaving hemp and it’s thought that fibers in the water and on mats dried to form thin pliable sheets leading to the discovery of paper.