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John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby Baltorigamist » January 6th, 2017, 4:40 pm

I got about half a dozen sheets of John Gerard's handmade paper for Christmas (they're about 15" / 45cm square), and I was wondering if they needed to be treated with MC before folding. My gut tells me they can be folded dry, but I don't want to waste a six-dollar sheet of paper.
Secondly, the paper is a lot thicker than I anticipated, though it seems to be compressible.

Does anyone have experience with this paper who can suggest what I should (not) do with it?
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Re: John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby Bodo » January 6th, 2017, 8:00 pm

I already used this paper, you don´t need to prepare it with MC. I folded the stag beetle https://www.flickr.com/photos/124930871@N02/30280718635/in/dateposted-public/
and the praying mantis https://www.flickr.com/photos/124930871@N02/27596356705/in/dateposted-public/ from it, and both worked perfectly fine. Since the papers are handmade, every sheet is different.
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Re: John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby mkosmul » January 8th, 2017, 5:38 pm

As Bodo already pointed out, the paperworks make many different kinds of paper which differ very much in thickness. Some are like very fine tissue while others feel like 80-100 gsm to my hand. Probably not the kind of model you plan to make (I suspect it will be animals), but here's a tessellation made from one of the medium-to-thin papers: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kosmulski ... ed-public/
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Re: John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby Baltorigamist » January 29th, 2017, 9:00 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

Unfortunately, it seems all the sheets I got are very thick--probably in the range of 80-100gsm or more. :/ That's definitely too thick for what I was hoping to use them for.
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Re: John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby Tankoda » August 1st, 2020, 2:01 am

Anyone know where this can be purchased now? Seems it's out of stock on Origami Shop.
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Re: John Gerard Handmade Paper

Postby Baltorigamist » August 1st, 2020, 3:24 am

I believe you can order directly from John—or, at least, that option was feasible several months ago when I emailed him. Shipping would be extremely expensive, however.
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