Despite an almost endless variety of
machinemade papers, in all structures, colours and weights, handmade
paper still has its charm in our days. The search for something special
has drawn attention to handmade paper. Keeping in hand a sheet of
handmade paper - the result of craftsman's skill - one may wish to
recall the origins and history of this craft and technique.
Using the most modern medium - the paperless World Wide Web
- for retrieving informations on a two thousand years old craft, a lot
of interesting websites on paper history, historic paper mills, paper
museums and handmade paper in general can be found.
About mid of 1998 this website started as a one-page-only
list of links and developped continously into a gateway to handmade
paper on the (inter)net. All links are accompanied by short comments in
same language as the website referred to. Contents is now clearly
structured into different categories:
- History of
Paper and Papermaking: visitors can learn about history of
paper and papermaking process.
Museums and Historic Paper Mills conserving the ancient
craft of hand papermaking to our days. Those places where visitors can
try to make their own paper are specially marked.
Instructions: various instructions how to make paper by hand
may encourage to try forming sheets of paper at home.
a long list of contemporary hand papermakers demonstrates that the old
skill of making paper by hand has not vanished or is reduced to
hobby-craft. Papermills founded some hundred years ago and still
working as well as new mills established within the last few years can
be found. Historic mills and those with museums are marked by a small
- Paper Art:
the broad spectrum of paper as a medium for artists - not only for
writing, printing, drawing or painting.
& Glossaries to understand the jargon of papermakers
from ancient days up to modern papermaking.
related to handmade paper and paper history.
all about paper watermarks and watermark collections.
where the skills of making handmade paper are tought.
different essays and articels on handmade paper.
- New Pages:
visitors repeatedly coming around the site will find new links added
within the last three months additionaly on a separate page. .
A function is installed to search the entire site with
a high-performance search engine.
The main objective of "Handmade Paper on the Net" is to
provide a unique and comprehensive overview of worldwide internet
projects some way connected with handmade paper and paper history.The
website is maintained in regular intervalls of 4 to 8 weeks and updated
with new links.
A new directory technique is now in use powered by Free
PHP Directory Script.
Enjoy visiting the world of handmade paper!
Vienna / Austria, November 2004