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Lesson Plans


Paper pulp, bleach, etc.

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peggy woolsey (woolspeg)
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 02:00:13 +0000


Felt making is great, what a good idea for a class project. The paper pulp
really needs "hammering." Unless the plant material is fresh and green, it
needs to be soaked, or even cooked first. I do this at home and bring it
in. Cooking helps refine the fibres, like for instance, hemp, needs lots of
cooking. Then it goes blender.

>Do you have them pound the pulp while it is dry, before you run it through the
>blender? This sounds great! Felt-making provides the same opportunity to
>pound
>on something inanimate.
>June C.