Congratulations to Cate, giveaway winner!
Paper Connection International is an importer of specialty papers from Japan, India, Nepal, Latin America, China, Korea and additional countries around the world. The company, which is located in Providence, Rhode Island, celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend. As a continuation of the celebration, the owner of Paper Connection, Lauren Sugita, is offering a giveaway and discount code to All Things Paper readers.
Besides an incredible array of decorative paper in all textures, colors, and patterns, Paper Connection offers stationery, gift wrap, paper rope, blank journals, scrapbooks, kites, lampshades, party accessories, boxes and more. The warehouse contains over 3000 types of paper items!
Paper Connection employees offer a wealth of knowledge about handmade and machine made papers and are known for their personal and dependable customer service. Technical assistance can be provided to artists, designers, bookbinders, conservators, manufacturers, museum curators and retailers. The staff at Paper Connection welcomes scheduled visits to the showroom and warehouse, whether an individual, group, or class.
Paper Connection is always adding papers and products to the webshop so check back often. To keep up with newly added items, it's best to follow Paper Connection on Instagram and/or Facebook.
Now about the giveaway! Paper Connection will be sending twelve large sheets of specialty papers to one person with a U.S. mailing address. These are the actual papers the winner will receive plus two more.
Jeri Kim Lowe, Lauren's assistant, describes the papers: The winner will receive 12 sheets of the following handmade Asian papers, ideal for bookbinding, card making, and box making projects, just to name a few ideas:
2 sheets of Yanagi Lokta, where the paper is scrunched, in a way, to manifest these wonderful organic stripes running along the width of the paper; in rich fall colors of brown, olives, etc.
1 sheet of Lokta featuring a woodblock of a bamboo scene; great to simply frame!
3 sheets of Crumpled and Dyed papers in yellow, teal, and pink. The papers have a fabric-like quality although they are handmade using indigenous vast fibers and traditional methods originating in the An Hui province of China. They are literally crumpled and dyed, rendering each sheet unique.
3 sheets of our exclusive Laurelai paper, designed in house using recycled rag cotton in India, silkscreened with two colors, featuring funky, retro patterns.
2 sheets of our new Mini Brocade line, also made using recycled rag cotton in India, with a daisy and squared chevron pattern; additional subtle and sophisticated patterns can be found on our webshop from this series.
1 sheet of our card stock weight Light Green with gold and silver flecks from An Hui. This paper is great for card makers, collage, and all sorts of paper crafts requiring a bit of heft, yet retaining a handmade feel.
The value of the collection is approximately $50.00. Examples of sheet sizes are 20 x 28 inches for the Laurelai and mini-brocades, 22 x 30 inches for the Lokta, and 25 x 25 inches square for the Crumpled and Dyed papers.
Easy entry: Just leave a comment on this post along with a way to be contacted. If you are on Instagram, you can double your chances by liking the giveaway photo and following @whereispaperwoman and @allthingspaper.
The giveaway will run through Friday, November 20, 2015. A winner will be drawn at random on Saturday and announced at the top of this post and on the Instagram photo.
One more good thing! Paper Connection has set up a discount code for their webshop. It is 10% off; one time use only. Use code: PCI10. The discount applies to everything except swatchbooks and shipping/handling.