Saturday, September 19, 2009

papeterie saint-armand

I am a fan of Saint Armand paper and have been wanting to visit their mill for quite some time now. Last year at an artist trading card gathering, I was fortunate enough to meet the owners, David Carruthers and Denise Lapointe, who also belong to the group. They are lovely people and invited me to drop by for a tour. I never did manage to make it, but when a friend of mine who had some business there invited me to come along, I took the opportunity to finally visit. What an amazing place! The sign above is the only indication of where they are located. Once inside, it's like entering another world. Here are some photos (especially for you Lynne!).


And that's the end of the tour. Thanks for joining me!

5 comments:

Jo Horswill said...

A treasure trove of paper.
I have never touched a piece of this paper, but from what I see here and of how Lynne talks about it, I know I would love it. Thanks for the tour Kate, great to see your smile too :) Jo xx

layers said...

For those of us who love paper-- a tour of this place would be heavenly. thank you for a taste of the how paper is made.

lynne h said...

kate!!! omg, my heart is just racing seeing all of this! it's the most beautiful paper, is it not? look at them making it, sheet by sheet... and look at those stacks... oh sigh... i'm so happy gazing at those sheets...

today i found something else to put in my package for you. it's building! i have seriously considered putting a 'kate box' in the messenger bag i use when i'm walking. its purpose would be to protect the delicate finds. everything for you must be carried home in my hand so it doesn't get smushed.

thank you for this post, kate...

xo

Seth said...

I love their paper. And the photos in this post really inspire me!!

kate said...

jo...a treasure trove indeed!

layers...it was quite an experience. A bit like stepping back in time to the days of the old factories.

lynne...I had you in mind as I took the photos :)

seth...glad you were inspired! I hope you went out and made something using st-armand paper!