I've now got my order of the first 25 sheets of paper. Each book will use 13 half sheets plus there'll be a set of prints on their own, plus with mistakes it can easily mean double the amount. One little spill or splodge in screen-printing and it's damaged goods! I'm hoping to do a limited edition of 6 books, so might eventually use 100 sheets. Gulp! Time to start tearing the pages. Just look at those beautiful deckled edges. This is a proper paper tearing knife, also known as a "shoe knife" as it is (was?) used by cobblers and it's quite hardy with a rosewood handle. The blade tapers to fit the handle without any angles or curves which could wreck the paper if it got caught. My bone … [Read more...] about Rope of Words 18 – Tearing the paper.