British Handmade - Imitation Parchment Paper
British Handmade Imitation Parchment Paper
British Handmade Imitation Parchment Paper

British Handmade - Imitation Parchment Paper

Regular price £26.50

Made possibly in the 1950s or 60s, these were made as an alternative, less expensive version of real animal parchment.

Uses include:

calligraphy, botanical watercolour, legal documents and certificates

The manufacturing process was a closely guarded secret but loosely involved boiling the fibres (linen or cotton rag) for a long time followed by a long stint in the Hollander beater which helped give the fibres a hardness and translucency not normally required in everyday paper. 

We are not entirely sure who made these papers but we're best-guessing at WS Hodgkinson of Wookey Hole, Somerset. 

Size:

560 x 440 mm, 22 x 17 1/4 inches

Weight:

130gsm and 160gsm

Surface: 

130gsm - smooth with a very very subtle tooth, akin to goatskin parchment.

160gsm - smooth, closer to calfskin parchment

Watermark:

BRITISH HANDMADE

 

SOLD IN PACKS OF 3 SHEETS