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.
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:
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: