This practical workshop will take you from novice to competent papermaker by covering the basic skills needed to make paper, as well as the issues and concepts required to turn plant material into pulp for making paper.
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This practical workshop will take you from novice to competent papermaker by covering the basic skills needed to make paper, as well as the issues and concepts required to turn plant material into pulp for making paper. As well as gaining skills and understanding, participants have the opportunity to create their own paper suitable for letter writing, drawing, painting, gift giving and crafting. These will be posted when the materials have been dried.
Explore the world of plant fibre and learn to make your own paper. Aotearoa New Zealand has a wealth of fibrous plants which are central to many traditional crafts. This workshop provides the basic skills paper making and the opportunity to hone those skills with several different making projects during the day. Additional to the practical skills, the workshop covers technical processes including fibre extraction, pulping and beating fibre, and post-production.
Paper made during the workshop will be dried, pressed and posted to each participant. The course fee includes all materials and postage.
People with a passion for craft and an interest in paper. People who use native plants and are interested in broadening experience. People who use paper - artists, crafts folk, letter writers etc. Those looking for a sustainable craft.
Your lunch. We'll provide tea and coffee. Wear non-slip footwear (e.g. sneakers) as you'll be working with water. You may bring natural items to add into the paper e.g. flower petals (but no glitter please).