Cotton Rag Pulp 34" x 26" sheet

Cotton Rag Pulp 34" x 26" sheet

Regular price $ 10

This listing is for a 34” x 26” sheet (just under ½ pound) of unsized, acid free cotton rag paper pulp that only needs water added to reconstitute the papermaking slurry. The sheet will be folded for shipping.

You can add sizing, dyes, flower petals, glitter, you name it to the slurry to create unique handmade paper. This pulp is also ideal for papier-mache, 3D paper sculpting, and pulp painting due to its superior strength compared to wood based pulp.

This pulp is made from post-industrial (but not post-consumer) cotton remnants from India. The pulp has already been through the blender/beater process using a Hollander beater for several hours before it was sheet poured and dried. You simply add water and shred the pulp to create a slurry. The more water you add, the thinner the paper will be. I can usually pull 30 sheets (5”x7”) of 250gsm weight from ½ pound of cotton rag pulp. For the thinner 150gsm, I can pull about 40-45 sheets (5”x7”).

If you are new to the papermaking process and have questions, I would encourage you to visit the numerous YouTube videos on the topic, even if they are showing recycled (wood pulp) paper as the process is the same. One particular site that is helpful is www.paperslurry.com
Cotton Rag Pulp 34" x 26" sheet