The Paper Making Process
The paper production cycle starts with cotton strips known as ‘chindy’. The chindy is taken and ground down into small fibers.
The fibers that are produced are then added to a solution that binds everything together in preparation for the paper making.
Sifting & Framing
Next, the cotton is added to water, colour is added and it is sifted with a frame. The size of this frame will determine the size of the paper.
After it is taken out of the frame, the paper is layered and separated using muslin cloth. It is still wet at this stage.
The paper is then put into a press, and all the excess water is squeezed out so the paper can be prepared for drying.
Once the paper is taken from the press, the muslin cloth is removed and each sheet is stacked on top of the other.
Drying & Packaging
Sheets are then hung up to dry and will later be taken down, trimmed and packed as a block.
Recycling the Remains
Paper that is not used is then collected and will be recycled in the next paper making process.