From Plant to Paper
In October 2017 I travelled to Taiwan to hold a series of banana paper making workshops.
Students from Taiwan National University of the Arts took part in a three day paper making workshop from plant to paper.
We walked to a local banana grove to select plants for the paper making.
Students chopping the banana plant before cooking
Cooking the chopped banana paper.
After the fibre was cooked and rinsed, it was put into a Hollander beater.
Assistant Professor from the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, Pei-Shan Wu checks the progress of the beaten banana fibre in the beater.
The first batch of paper was exceedingly thin but very beautiful.