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.

Contact us for more info!

Tel: +44 (0)1749 672015 Email: sales@stcuthbertsmill.com

Friday, 21 April 2017


Foolscap


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 http://bit.ly/1PCJOL2 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!







Friday, 17 March 2017

Why does a paper buckle?

When applying water to paper it moves and buckles (known as cockling by papermakers) because the application of the wash to the sheet causes one side to expand slightly.

However, the other side remains dry, and due to the sizing contained within the sheet, it does not expand. To counteract this expansion on the wetted side, the paper does the only thing it can, and bows and buckles. This is very unsightly for the finished painting, and difficult to work with, because the paint will pool in the waves of the paper.

Buckling mainly affects paper weighing 300g/m² and below.

To stop the paper buckling in the first instance, soak and stretch the paper prior to use, use a heavy weight paper that doesn't move much, or use a block glued on all 4 edges. 





Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Alexandra Buckle printing 'Daisy Delights' on Somerset Satin paper





Totally fascinating to watch! Alexandra Buckle printing Daisy Delights. 
Linocut with water based inks on Somerset Satin paper. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Art by Judith Farnworth: My Thoughts on Watercolour Paper

Art by Judith Farnworth: My Thoughts on Watercolour Paper: I get asked at every single workshop about the paper paints and brushes I use so thought I would do a blog about paper. Weights Paper w...

Monday, 30 January 2017


Photos from Creativeworld 2017





We are currently at Creativeworld, Frankfurt am Main. :) You can find us at the F.I.L.A. stand, Hall 4.1 Stand G51. Here are a few photos to view!










Watercolour on Saunders Waterford paper
 by artist Anders Andersson


http://creativeworld.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/de/besucher/willkommen.html

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Creativeworld 2017


28 - 31 January


In a few weeks we will be heading to the Creativeworld 2017 Trade Show at Messefrankfurt in Germany. This year we will be on a new stand, Hall 4.1 Stand G51. We will be at the F.I.L.A. stand which will incorporate us and our sister brands, Lyra, Lukas, Canson, Daler Rowney, and Maimeri. 





Catherine Frood (Marketing Executive), Ray Wood (Sales Manager), Phil Staple (Production Manager), and Dominic Cooper (Papermaker) will be attending, and look forward to seeing you there!