What can you do with banana and milkweed, cornhusks and pineapple, wheat straw and mulberry? Make a deranged fruit salad? A chapeau for Carmen Miranda? No! You can make your own unique hand crafted paper from natural materials with this complete how-to guide. With the step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs in Papermaking with Plants, you’ll learn how to: · Collect and harvest plant fibers from stalks, barks, leaves, and grasses · Process, press, dry and finish your paper using both Eastern and Western methods. · Embellish your paper with natural dyes and decorative materials like flower petals and pine needles · Craft one-of-a-kind projects such as vegetable papyrus, multipaper collages, and shaped papers including envelopes, lampshades, specialty books, and covers.