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paperclay/ use soda ash to disslove

updated wed 30 apr 97


Marcia Selsor on wed 23 apr 97

I add a dash of soda ash to help dissolve the pulp. I tried this because
is helps dissolve vegetable fibers when making paper from such things as
cattail leaves, etc.
Marcia in Montana
where Spring thinks it's here but we know better.

Leslie Ihde wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Hey Paper clay people- I recently tried paperclay with shredded paper from
> the office. I found it a real pain in the butt to get to disintegrate.
> Maybe next time I'll boil it.
> My thought is this- I recently did my laundry, and as useal cleaned out
> the ample lint from my lint filter- isn't that made of similar materials
> to paper? Would super fine lint work with clay the way paper does? Many
> fabrics are plant in origin as is paper. Any thoughts?
> Leslie in Vestal NY

Marcia Selsor