Making Paper and Books with Plants of Appalachia :: Sept. 30, Oct. 7 :: 5:30-8:30pm
Process, community and collaboration will be the themes of this 2 part workshop. Starting with raw materials, transform plants into sheets of paper and bind them into handmade books.
In the first session, learn the details of harvesting, cooking, and blending plant fibers into a workable pulp. Get hands-on in the vats of pulp to collectively pull sheets of paper from 4 common plant species. Working together, the group will produce shared stacks of paper for bookbinding.
In session two, you will transform the handmade paper to create a series of hand stitched pamphlet books that can used for drawing and journaling, or as a reference for future paper making explorations.
Participants will work together to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Everyone will take home at least 2 books, reference handouts, and the skills to make plant based paper and pamphlet books on their own.
Registration sliding scale: $75-100.
Class size is limited to 8.