Hook Pottery Paper Descriptions

These papers are produced by Andrea Peterson in the studios of Hook Pottery Paper (HPP). The papers are all formed traditional western style and are archival made. Most of the fibers are gathered locally in LaPorte, Indiana.

Made from 100% worn blue jeans from the neighbors and sons, of Andrea Peterson, who farm and work the land. When chatting it up with the neighbors at any given time of the year she is presented with worn jeans of all sizes.

Made from 100% worn blue jeans from the neighbors and sons, of Andrea Peterson, who farm and work the land. When chatting it up with the neighbors at any given time of the year she is presented with worn jeans of all sizes.

This is the same lovely denim with added pigment. This sheet is homage to the creator of Colophon – Nancy Morains – her favorite color purple.

This is the same lovely denim with added pigment. This sheet is homage to the creator of Colophon – Nancy Morains – her favorite color purple.

100% organic stalk and stem of the corn plant, which is in the grass family. The HPP family grow their own sweet corn for harvest on land that they are regenerating. This paper is internally sized.

100% organic stalk and stem of the corn plant, which is in the grass family. The HPP family grow their own sweet corn for harvest on land that they are regenerating. This paper is internally sized.

100% cotton rag that is sized, wrinkled, and then ironed and starched. Being enamored with momigami paper, Peterson wanted to create a sheet that was made from local cotton fiber but have the same suppleness as momigami

100% cotton rag that is sized, wrinkled, and then ironed and starched. Being enamored with momigami paper, Peterson wanted to create a sheet that was made from local cotton fiber but have the same suppleness as momigami

Made from the leaf of the orange daylily flower you may see on country roadsides. This fiber is grown on the HPP homestead in which it provides so many animals and insects with food, shade and camouflage. When frost comes in the fall, the leaves are harvested. This paper is internally sized and comes in a natural medium brown and a pigmented black.

Made from the leaf of the orange daylily flower you may see on country roadsides. This fiber is grown on the HPP homestead in which it provides so many animals and insects with food, shade and camouflage. When frost comes in the fall, the leaves are harvested. This paper is internally sized and comes in a natural medium brown and a pigmented black.

This is a grass fiber and is harvested from an organic wheat field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural golden yellow or red.

This is a grass fiber and is harvested from an organic wheat field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural golden yellow or red.

Indiana hay  is a multi-grass fiber and is harvested from an organic hay field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural green.

Indiana hay is a multi-grass fiber and is harvested from an organic hay field using regenerative practices. The sheets are internally sized and come a natural green.

INDIANA RAGWEED/COTTON. This sheet is a mixture of the two fibers each lending their qualities to create a firm and supple sheet with nice absorption. The giant ragweed is wild crafted and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.

INDIANA RAGWEED/COTTON. This sheet is a mixture of the two fibers each lending their qualities to create a firm and supple sheet with nice absorption. The giant ragweed is wild crafted and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.

Sisal is a grass fiber that comes to the U.S. as twine to be used in agriculture to bind hay and straw bales. Sisal in these sheets come from bales on the HPP farm and more is collected from the neighboring farmers. It is internally sized and comes in a natural tan or pigmented midnight blue.

Sisal is a grass fiber that comes to the U.S. as twine to be used in agriculture to bind hay and straw bales. Sisal in these sheets come from bales on the HPP farm and more is collected from the neighboring farmers. It is internally sized and comes in a natural tan or pigmented midnight blue.

INDIANA WALNUT  100% cotton rag sheet that has been coated with a black walnut dye from HPP homestead trees. The sheets are crumpled to soften, brush dyed, and finally coated with thin layer of shellac to seal the walnut. They are reminiscent of worn leather but thin and pliable to fold around book board. The sheets are sized and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

INDIANA WALNUT

100% cotton rag sheet that has been coated with a black walnut dye from HPP homestead trees. The sheets are crumpled to soften, brush dyed, and finally coated with thin layer of shellac to seal the walnut. They are reminiscent of worn leather but thin and pliable to fold around book board. The sheets are sized and the cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

Moon, Cubed, Red Gold Grill, Squares  are magical .  All of these papers are cotton rag, internally sized, and pigmented. These are 100% paper fiber and are not printed. They use unique stenciling or hand/fiber manipulation techniques to create the designs. The color on top of each sheet (2 for cubed) is pigmented paper pulp. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

Moon, Cubed, Red Gold Grill, Squares are magical. All of these papers are cotton rag, internally sized, and pigmented. These are 100% paper fiber and are not printed. They use unique stenciling or hand/fiber manipulation techniques to create the designs. The color on top of each sheet (2 for cubed) is pigmented paper pulp. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

These specialty papers were created for Barbara Korbel, a bookbinder in the Chicago area. They are composed of flax and cotton. The case comes in 3 thicknesses: .015”, .013”, .010”. The text weight is about .004”. This paper is internally sized.

These specialty papers were created for Barbara Korbel, a bookbinder in the Chicago area. They are composed of flax and cotton. The case comes in 3 thicknesses: .015”, .013”, .010”. The text weight is about .004”. This paper is internally sized.

This is a fiber from the Philippines. It is a non-bearing banana plant in which the stalk and stem is used. This pulp is beaten for a long time in a Hollander beater to become this translucent. The fiber is very long making these thin sheets very tough. This paper is internally  sized.

This is a fiber from the Philippines. It is a non-bearing banana plant in which the stalk and stem is used. This pulp is beaten for a long time in a Hollander beater to become this translucent. The fiber is very long making these thin sheets very tough. This paper is internally sized.

WHITE STRIPES TRANSLUCENT ABACA (pasted)  this is the same abaca fiber but it has been turned into a decorative paste paper. Paste papers are papers that have employed a pigmented paste mixture to create  design and pattern on the top of sheets. Acrylic paint has been used to pigment the paste.

WHITE STRIPES TRANSLUCENT ABACA (pasted) this is the same abaca fiber but it has been turned into a decorative paste paper. Paste papers are papers that have employed a pigmented paste mixture to create design and pattern on the top of sheets. Acrylic paint has been used to pigment the paste.

This sheet   is named after Mary Uthuppuru who understands the color green. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.

This sheet is named after Mary Uthuppuru who understands the color green. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. This sheet is internally sized.

Beidler Blue Laid  is a paper composed of denim from my farmers  and cotton. It is made on a historic Barcham Green Mill mould. Brien  Beidler is a bookbinder currently located in Bloomington, IN. He wanted to recreate a historic blue paper. He was exceptionally fond of how it appeared on his work as well as his clients’.

Beidler Blue Laid is a paper composed of denim from my farmers and cotton. It is made on a historic Barcham Green Mill mould. Brien Beidler is a bookbinder currently located in Bloomington, IN. He wanted to recreate a historic blue paper. He was exceptionally fond of how it appeared on his work as well as his clients’.

Jana Laid  is a thin laid paper designed collaboratively with  Jana Dambrogio a conservator at MIT to attempt to create historical modern paper strong enough to be letter locked. This paper is internally sized and can be externally gelatin sized on request. The cotton is a  byproduct from the clothing industry.

Jana Laid is a thin laid paper designed collaboratively with Jana Dambrogio a conservator at MIT to attempt to create historical modern paper strong enough to be letter locked. This paper is internally sized and can be externally gelatin sized on request. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry.

Martin drawing and print papers  are internally sized and 100% cotton. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. Made in honor of Andrea’s art professor, Ray Martin. The paper needed to be printed on, drawn on, ran through an inkjet printer, and used with the occasional water-based medium. What resulted is this recipe for the paper and it is offered in many colors.

Martin drawing and print papers are internally sized and 100% cotton. The cotton is a byproduct from the clothing industry. Made in honor of Andrea’s art professor, Ray Martin. The paper needed to be printed on, drawn on, ran through an inkjet printer, and used with the occasional water-based medium. What resulted is this recipe for the paper and it is offered in many colors.

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