Thursday, 29 May 2014

TH Saunders 1855 Sample Book

Thomas Harry Saunders (19 September 1813, London - 5 February 1870, Dartford), is usually known as T.H. Saunders. He was a British paper-maker known especially for his watermarks.

T.H.Saunders & Co were important suppliers of postage stamps and banknotes to many countries in Europe, the British Empire and South AmericaT.H.Saunders' name is still a registered trademark for drawing and watercolour paper, now produced as Saunders Waterford paper at St Cuthberts Mill.

TH Saunders 1855 Paper Manufacturer

The TH Saunders Sample Book we have at St Cuthberts Mill is the only one left in existence! It originates from 1855 and is filled with a wide variety of paper samples from that time. The book also has some intricate lettering designs and incredible watermarks. See below for some fantastic examples.....

Banco Espanol - Spanish Bank Watermark

Mr TH Saunders Paper Manufacturer London

TH Saunders 1853 London Watermark

Friday, 23 May 2014

Visit to St Cuthberts Mill by John Purcell Paper

We had a successful visit from one of our UK distributors last week. The wonderful John Purcell came to the mill along with retailers, artists and photography students. A guided tour of the mill was provided which gave an exceptional insight into our papermaking procedures and processes. Take a look at some of the great photos taken on the tour!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Patchings Art Festival 2014
5th - 8th June

Festival Marquee in association with St Cuthberts Mill
St Cuthberts Mill Patchings

St Cuthberts Mill Marquee

Patchings Art Festival will be celebrating its 21st birthday in June! The event continues to grow and develop, and St Cuthberts Mill is delighted to be a part of it again this year. 

There are over 200 extremely talented and skilled artists and makers showing their work, most demonstrating some part of their creative process. The St Cuthberts Mill Marquee will be holding professional art demonstrations on the 5th, 6th and 7th June. 

Inside the St Cuthberts Mill Marquee which can seat 300 people.

We are pleased to announce that we have Jean Haines, David Bellamy and Hazel Soan demonstrating using a range of our papers. Each artist has a unique style both with demonstrating and creatively which enhances the experience for viewers. We will be providing free samples of Saunders Waterford, Bockingford and Millford watercolour papers for everyone who visits the marquee!

We look forward to seeing you there! And make sure to follow all the action on our facebook and twitter pages!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Millford Watercolour Paper

Millford is the newest watercolour paper developed by St Cuthberts Mill. It is styled on the discontinued Whatman™ watercolour paper, after artists grieved the loss of this unique type of watercolour paper.
It is mould made from 100% cotton (just like the original Whatman™), and its beautiful surface is created using natural woollen felts. It is deliberately created to have a high resistance to water, so it’s washes perform very differently to traditional watercolour papers.
Millford sees the welcome return of a much loved style of watercolour paper.

Millford Watercolour Paper Range

Sheets300g/m²WhiteCP(NOT)560mm x 760mm

For samples of this unique watercolour paper, please email: