In which some interesting variations (and a couple of mysteries) are discovered. This pair of wove moulds was given to Cathleen Baker by the late Larry Lou Foster of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who acquired them in 1968 while traveling in England. Cathy loaned me this pair and another laid pair to examine. The moulds are small,Continue reading “#46 Investigating an Amies Wove Mould”
I will now try to explain the making of a traditional British deckle joint; mimicking the form but using non-traditional methods. Its elaborate form must have evolved from the necessity of creating deckles that could stand the abuse of being ‘slapped’ onto moulds hundreds of times a day while being constantly in an out ofContinue reading “#32 Deckle Joinery: the Mortise Side”
Those of you who are interested in paper mould construction may wish to read comments posted by Serge Pirard of Belgium. Serge studied with the late Ron Macdonald and makes moulds in the same tradition. His comments appear at the bottom of my September 14th post about repairing a paper mould.
A lot of gorgeous paper was made on this mould before it broke. I undertook to return it to a useable condition and learned a few things in the process. The mould had problems with sides that warped outwards. Braces had been added to restrain this but weakened the mould frame, resulting in a breakContinue reading “Repairing a broken paper mould”