Sam spent time sewing the 10 sections of 4 folded leaves together. The paper is 'Eden Grove Laid' 90 gsm with a lovely crown watermark. In my research I find the paper mill where this paper was made is in Scotland. It started its life as a tannery in 1822 then converted to a paper mill about 1858. The mill has been closed down for 10 years but has been restored as a working papermaking museum.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.