Growing Papermaking Fibers — Hollyhocks and Milkweeds
Early this spring, I started lots of seedlings in preparation for papermaking! I've experimented with a variety of plant fibers in the past; such as onion skins, blackberry bush, maple leaves, and grasses. But what I really love so far was hollyhocks and milkweeds.
A little hollyhock growing.
The roots of hollyhocks can also be use as formation aid in papermaking too!
Milkweeds grown from seeds.
It's going to be an awesome summer. I'm predicting A LOT of butterflies!