petrichorpaper is now on Instagram! Follow @petrichorpaper to see what is happening. Currently, you can view all of the progress of the mill and the construction of the building.

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September 2014 will be the Open House so keep an eye out for an invitation coming later this summer.  Sign - ups for workshops and open studio will be available then.

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In other news, I will begin hikes to collect native plants as well as invasive in the next couple of weeks. Contact me before killing off unwanted plants! I will see what I can do about collection for paper.

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As I am sure many of you have heard about this in the news but for those who haven't this is an astonishing feat in the paper world: The construction of a 10' tall origami elephant out of a single sheet. The artist is Sipho Mabona of Switzerland and the papermakers? Minneapolis' Cave Paper. There is a bit of a trick to make the 'single' sheet and it is worth checking out Helen Heibert's article about how it was made:

Elephant Origami