During this Make+Take session, participants will be guided through the process of creating a sheet of paper using basket molds. After a short demonstration, participants will be given free time to experiment and create a handful of sheets each. Once we use all of the molds we’ll continue making paper using deckle boxes, as the techniques used are relatively transferrable.
Participants will also be given a brief overview of the different fibers available to pull their sheets with, mainly abaca and kozo. While the kozo will be pre-beaten and cleaned, there will be a small amount available for hand-beating should anyone like to try. I will also set up a dye station where participants can pigment their paper pulp in small, manageable batches. Participants will be taught how to place the baskets for drying and can pick up their work in 2-3 days after drying.
Level: Beginner—no experience necessary.
Registration closes November 7, 2023 and all materials are provided.
Sample images by Isabella Whitfield