Recycled Khadi Cotton Rag Paper
For watercolour, ink, printmaking, drawing or great for invitations, place cards and personalised stationery...
Handmade paper from South India.
Made from 100% recycled cotton rag. Acid free.
A7 - 105 x 75 mm - Small
A6 - 155 x 110 mm - Medium
A5 - 210 x 150 mm - Large
A4 - 210 x 290 mm - XLarge
Khadi handmade papers are made sheet by sheet, not in a continuous roll. Cotton fibres in suspension in water are poured onto the paper mould. The mould is lifted from the vat and the sheet is laid or couched onto a woollen felt, another felt is placed on top and the process is repeated, they are then cold pressed, in a hydraulic press to remove excess water. Rough surfaced papers retain the impression of the woollen felt. Smooth papers are cold pressed between zinc sheets.
Papers are loft dried. After drying, sheets are tub sized (surface sized) with gelatine which produces a hard, water resistant surface. This is the traditional way of sizing paper for watercolour, allowing watercolour to be worked over the surface without penetrating the paper. The papers can be used with all painting and drawing media. For painting in oils they should be primed with gesso or acrylic primer.