Handmade paper is both our business and our passion. Made from a huge variety of natural botanical materials, the diversity of texture, natural coloration, visible fiber, etc. is limitless. Art and I travel overseas to find our papermakers and we now (after 20 years) know most...Read More
Absolutely one of our most favorite materials to work with, Abaca is a natural fiber harvested from a close relative of the banana tree. Literally hundreds of different things can be made with this extremely tough fiber, everything from traditional Phillippino wedding dresses...Read More
Welcome to Loose Ends
Sandi, Art & Thistle
Are you looking for “outside-the-box” art, design and/or decorating ideas? Well, so are we, and we’ve made a lifetime career out of it!
So, here’s the plan – Our blog is the place where we will share information, ideas, inspiration, observations and an assortment of random thoughts on just about anything that catches our interest (all those “loose ends”).