St Cuthberts Mill are experts in manufacturing high quality artists papers. Our accomplished papermakers carefully make professional mould made papers, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world.

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Paper Giveaway - COMING VERY SOON! 
#paper #papermaking #artistpapers #giveaway 

Friday, 21 April 2017


Foolscap watermark - St Cuthberts Mill archives

The name ‘foolscap’ originates from circa 1700 in Europe. However, the earliest record of foolscap paper can be dated back to 1479 in Germany. It was named after the fools cap and bell’s watermark which was commonly used on the old folio-sized paper. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017

Calling all watercolour artists: 
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017 has launched!

Now in its 30th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.

To enter, visit by Monday 26 June.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Patchings Art Festival 
13 - 16 July 2017

Advanced Patchings Festival Tickets NOW ON SALE!
Book early to Save at least £1.00 per ticket on the gate price….
A chance to see Art, Craft and Photography in action
whilst enjoying a great day out…

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Filming at St Cuthberts Mill

Yesterday we were filming with Parker Harris, in collaboration with The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, at St Cuthberts Mill. We invited three fabulous artists, David A ParfittVarsha Bhatia - Watercolour Artist, and Nathaniel Hornsby to come and see how we make paper. All three were also filmed for the launch of The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Cameraman/filmmaker Steve Gammond, along with Iona Rowland Art from Parker Harris, were filming and directing. All were in awe of our papermaking processes, and didn't realise what goes into creating our papers. A fabulous day, a big thank you to everyone involved. Here are a few photos from the day!

St Cuthberts Mill's Catherine Frood (Marketing Executive)

Artist David A Parfitt

Iona Rowland (Parker Harris), and Filmmaker Steve Gammond

Filmmaker Steve Gammond

Artists Nathaniel Hornsby, Varsha Bhatia, and David Parfitt

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Filming with Parker Harris and 
The Sunday Times Watercolour Comp

Tomorrow brings an exciting day of filming in collaboration with Parker Harris and The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. We'll be having 3 amazing artists coming for a day of art and papermaking at St Cuthberts Mill, and all will be captured on film.
Make sure to check in for some amazing updates!