Sunday, 19 April 2009

Seed Embedded Paper

Heres a freebie I received at work. Its a 2009 calendar, nicely printed on seed embedded paper. The company were playing on the 'eco' side of their business. Anyway, rather than throw it in the bin, I kept it.
I've been looking at it for weeks now, wondering if I shoud bind it in a concertina binding of some sort. Anyway, tonight I decided to see if the seeds are actually live, and i've soaked it in water and put on windowsill to see what happens. If it sprouts, I'll post a pic before i plant it in the garden.
As an aside, I have bought some seeds to put in some of my hand made papers when i get round to it. Wild flower meadow mix, and the old favourite - mustard and cress.


lori vliegen said...

i'll be eager to see if your seed paper sprouts...i've never had too much luck with it! your book cradle looks beautiful!! :)

Simon - Papermaking and Bookbinding said...

Thanks Lori, well a week has passed, and nothing has even looked like it might want to sprout! I'll give it a few more days on window sill, then i'll plant the lot in soil, and see if that helps! Regards Simon