For their Canal Papers Saint-Armand uses fibre left from clothing industry offcuts white tee-shirts blue denim and flax straw from farmers.The sheets are 21½ x 80cm and the direction of the grain is the 80cm length. Saint-Armand does not bleach or cook the fibres but just mixes their rag pallets: a good ecological choice. Colours vary from batch to batch. When looking at some of these papers a depth of colour is created by the mixed strands of cotton fibre. This paper is made from white linen scrap. The paper itself has a crisp parchment texture. It is thin and translucent with a wavy/wrinkled surface.