Vocabulary for Paper Making
Deckle- the removable frame which fits on and around the mold to contain the pulp and determine the size of the sheet.
Mold - a wooden framed screen or other surface used to support and form paper fibers.
Slurry - A mixture of pulp and water.
Pulp - The broken down fibrous material that remains after the recyclable paper is soaked in water and pureed in a blender.
Vat - A large tub or bucket used to hold the slurry for papermaking.
Waterleaf - A newly formed wet sheet of paper.
Couching - to transfer the wet paper from the mold to a drying area.
Fibrous - Made of fibers.
Fiber - A thin strand (usually microscopic) that comes from the tissue of plants.
Inclusions - Decorative fillers, such as dried flowers, that are included in the slurry for paper making.