About

The funds raised for this project will be used to complete renovations for the mill in a timely fashion, which will make the mill available for public use by mid-to-late summer of this year. Also the project goal will see the purchase of the empty lot next to the house for the purpose of growing plants for paper use as well as off-grid paper making practices in warm weather. 

All of the labour will be done by myself and a small handful of friends to keep costs low. Expenses will include: insulation, flooring, wall construction, plumbing, electrical work, roof & brick repair as well as purchase of lot used for growing plants with intent of paper fibers. However, the funds primarily will allow for transportation cost of purchased paper mill supplies already secured and basic supplies to pull the first batches of paper. Costs will far exceed the Kickstarter goal but this amount will ensure the mill gets up and running on schedule.

41 Milnor, home of petrichorpaper.
41 Milnor, home of petrichorpaper.
Room one
Room one
Room two (complete with furry company!)
Room two (complete with furry company!)
Room three
Room three

In the end, the petrichorpaper paper mill will offer an opportunity for community participation as well as providing sustainable methods of paper-making. These renovations are the means to the end. 

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And about these rewards...

Handmade books
Handmade books
Pamphlet journals
Pamphlet journals
Envelopes
Envelopes
Marbled sheets
Marbled sheets
Assorted paper crafts
Assorted paper crafts

Risks and challenges

Possible obstacles:

- Since I am doing the construction myself I have to dedicate time while also working full-time elsewhere. Schedule conflicts may lead to delayed labour.

- Permits may take longer than expected.

If anything creates a hindrance all backers will be informed promptly. Regardless, the project will go on!

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    One sheet of handmade paper with petrichorpaper watermark.

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    Postcard featuring illustrations of various travel scenes.

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    $5 reward + traditional suminagashi paper with poem.

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    Surprise illustration!

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    $5 reward + handmade paper/envelope combination (includes stamp!).

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    5 sheets of marbled paper.

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    Surprise paper craft + free workshop of choice.

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    Hand bound book + free workshop of choice.

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    $25 reward + free workshop of choice + special invite to tour the mill prior to opening.

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    'petrichorpaper' quilling + free workshop of choice + special tour of mill before public opening.

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    $100 reward + 5 sheets of native Western New York plant paper

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    10 sheets of customised watermark paper + free workshop of choice + special invite to tour the mill prior to opening.

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    $500 reward + 6 month residency + recognition during opening ceremony and related publications.

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Funding period

- (45 days)