Beginning Papermaking Intensive - Saturday, March 16
In this 1 day class, 1 - 6 pm, we'll explore the process of making paper by hand. You will learn the basic techniques of Western papermaking including pulp preparation in our Oracle Hollander Beater, sheet forming with varied sizes of moulds/deckles, pressing in our Aardvark 12-Ton Press, and drying in our custom made restraint drying box.
We will prepare pulp from various traditional fibers such as cotton linter, cotton rag from t-shirts, and abaca. We'll also use local seasonal fibers such as iris leaves or corn husks. Participants will form their own sheets and explore the possibilities of embedding materials such as dried flowers and plants, yarn, and thread. We'll use a variety of dyes and pigments to create different colors of pulp, making as many sheets of paper as we have time for!
The resulting papers would be great for art and book projects, or just to hang up and enjoy!
Suitable for ages 16 and up, class size is limited to 6 students. Workshop fee is $125, and includes cost of materials.