Esparto - NEW

$8.60 per pound
  • Buy 15 for $7.95 each and save 7.6%
  • Buy 50 for $7.35 each and save 14.5%
  • Buy 100 for $6.60 each and save 23.3%

Buy 1-14 pounds for $8.60 per pound
Buy 15-49 pounds for $7.95 per pound
Buy 50 pounds or more for $7.35 per pound

This esparto has not been bleached and is a warm sand color. It is in sheet form and can be processed easily in a kitchen blender or other form of mixer if a Hollander beater is unavailable.

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Esparto grass, botanically known as stipa tenacissima L., is a perennial grass, commonly grown in north Africa and southern Europe and was a common papermaking fiber in Great Britain in the 19th century.  The fibers are short, making it easy to form a good sheet and a good choice for watermarking. It also makes a fairly dense, bulky sheet, resistant to shrinking.  It is known for its good inking properties. 


Our esparto is processed in a pulp mill in Spain where it is partially beaten and pressed into sheets called half stuff.


Esparto is in sheet form and sold by the pound. Each sheet measures 25.5" x 31" and weighs about .9 lb. However we may cut sheets to fit more easily into boxes for shipping.


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