Carriage House Handmade Paper is created in our papermaking studio located in Brooklyn, New York. We use long fibered pulps including abaca, flax, cotton and Asian bast fibers. No synthetic fiber, wood pulp or recycled paper is used. The fiber is mixed with pure water of neutral pH and beaten to a pulp in a Reina Hollander beater. Each sheet is individually formed using a traditional mould and deckle; therefore each sheet has deckle edges on all sides. Each newly formed sheet is couched onto a felt, and the post of wet paper is pressed in a hydraulic press and restraint dried. We only color our pulp with pigments that have excellent light fastness properties so the finished paper will not fade in sunlight. Both the material and techniques used ensure the longevity and strength of our paper.
All our paper is made to order. It is ideal for printmaking, drawing, painting, letterpress printing, calligraphy, and anything for which handmade paper is desired. It can be sized or unsized. There is a minimum order of $250. Please call us for a price quote and to discuss your project.