Join us for an exciting workshop to learn how to make three-dimensional objects with high-shrinkage (overbeaten) flax paper over an intrinsic armature (an underlying form that is not removed after the paper dries). Techniques/skills learned will include: 1) making armatures (steel wire; reed) to shrink the paper over; 2) sheet forming with flax pulp in pour molds; 3) attaching wet sheets of flax paper to armatures (stretching, ripping, wrapping). We will address planning versus winging it, choice of tools, types of wire, stability of armatures (build for strength or flexibility), the thickness of paper, rips, and tears, strengthening connections at intersections, combining with other fibers, and surface treatments (rusting, printing, pigments/painting, waxing, sealing).
Level: Intermediate – Basic papermaking experience, such as Introduction to Hand Papermaking or similar, recommended
Registration closes September 4, 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.
Sample images by Jessica Beels
Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.