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Re: Burlap

From: Bobbi (Bobbi)
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 12:49:10 PDT

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    Dear Laura & everyone else;

    Saw your posting on what to do with Burlap. My husband & I are handmade paper
    importers so while
    we read the email from the ArtsedLink to get ideas on what to do with our many
    papers, we rarely
    contribute to the conversation because, well, we don't have much to say in the
    'artistic way.' Anyways,
    your posting reminded me of a new paper that we carry - it has 'burlap' in it
    (it is located in the "layers"
    section of our website, in the event that you wish to take a look.) I
    would suggest that a great project
    would be to make some decorative papers. Once made, you can cut or make
    holiday ornaments, cards,
    etc from your own handcrafted papers. Once you have your pulp ready, just
    toss in pieces of the burlap
    (don't blend it, but toss it in so that it will stay in one piece) and let the
    paper dry. I am sure that it will
    turn out great! Hope you found this suggestion helpful!

    Bobbi - Enviropapers

    Laura McCoy wrote:

    > Hello all,
    > I'm putting together my lesson plans for the upcoming year, and am trying
    > to think of ideas using burlap. I have a ton of dusty old burlap in a
    > variety of colours and can't really think of what to do with it. I thought
    > of soft sculptures (which might be fun, because I know that my students
    > were really taken with Oldenberg's Giant Hamburger) but I am afraid that
    > since it is such a loose weave that it might be hard to sew and stuff. If
    > anyone has any interesting ideas for burlap, I would really appreciate
    > them. I teach grade 7 and 8. (Another thing I have a lot of - and can't
    > immediately think of a use for - is a sort of really thin bamboo which is
    > twisted into a spiral; it might actually be some sort of dried vine)
    > Thanks,
    > Laura
    > ---


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