September 5, 2007
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This paper is called ‘Fireworks’ – a Japanese Chiyogami paper. I have had it for a while but couldn’t find a suitable paper to pair it with. I’m not entirely convinced by the one I chose. The black and gold chequer board pattern picks out the black and gold in the fireworks pattern so I think it just about works. My son, who has a very good eye for design and such things is not so sure. I’d be interested to see what you think…
I have discovered a couple of wonderful web sites for bookbinding supplies. Unfortunately for me, both in the USA. A shop called Hollanders in Ann Arbor, Michigan has a beautiful web site selling bookbinding materials and good range of paper and fortunately, ships internationally. Also Aiko’s Art Materials in Chicago has a wonderful selection of decorative papers. I am on the hunt for places closer to home so I will keep you posted if I find any good sources of decorative paper in the UK (other than my favourite haunt Falkiners) and would be pleased to hear from you if you know of any other gems in your neighbourhood.