Thanks for your comments. If I find out anything more about the paper making I will put it here. Paula has put the URL for a site ( look in comments on the previous post ) on Cotton Linter and there is quite a bit of information available if you do a google or similar search.
I mentioned I was sewing a tiny fabric basket by hand. Here it is finished. I only sewed the 1.5 inch squares together by hand - all the rest is done by machine.The other basket in the photo is the size Pink Penguin used in her original tutorial, so you can see how tiny this new red and green one is. I won't be going any smaller than that. BUT it is SO CUTE!
If anyone want to try this size the parts were 24 x 1.5 inch squares.
7" x 5" plain fabric for base.
1.5 " x 9 " for handles ( cut 2 )
9" x 7" lining fabric.
To day I saw a Tui ( NZ bird ) getting nectar out of a Kangaroo paw flower - I've never seen one at that plant before. ( you would have loved it Meg! )