Photographic paper

Cee’s theme for her ‘Black & White Photo Challenge’ this week is  a ‘view from the side’. This almost abstract image is, in fact, a view of the edges (‘sides’, if you will) of a number of recently manufactured sheets of paper, made according to traditional methods at the Moulin du Got paper mill.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: View from the side

Tuesdays of Texture: Papermaking

My first contribution to Tuesdays of Texture featured paper lanterns made by traditional methods at the Moulin du Got. This week I’ve gone back a few steps in the paper-making process to the stage where rags and other stuff are broken down and stirred, with this wooden paddle, into what can only be described as gunge. Like this:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 47

Tuesdays of Texture: Paper

The Moulin du Gôt is an historic working paper-mill near St Leonard de Noblat, in the Limousin region. Paper is still made there using traditional methods and from some unusual primary materials – not just wood and linen, but various vegetal matter (leeks, for example). Some of the papers they produce are used to make lampshades with fascinating textures:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 35