With a few basic pieces of equipment and some garden clippings, you too can make paper right in your backyard! During the first day of the workshop, students will be shown how to cook and process various plant fibers and make a mould and deckle (the paper-making frame). The second day will cover the process of hand beating the fibers and how to form, press, and dry sheets of paper. The last day will be spent learning some artistic variations, such as how to use the pour moulds and add color to your paper with natural dyes and pulp paint. Students will leave the workshop with at least 20 sheets and leftover plant fiber to continue making more paper, as well as recorded notes for harvesting, cooking, and beating fiber for future reference.
Level: Intermediate – Previous experience with Introduction to Hand Papermaking or similar (6 hour class) recommended
Registration has been extended to August 22, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.