Papermaking Fibers: Working with Abaca, Flax, Hemp and Cotton :: June 12 &13, 2021 :: 10-5pm
This workshop will give you hands-on experience working with several commercially available pulps. Partially processed sheets of abaca, flax and cotton will be run through a Hollander beater to create multiple batches of pulp for your experiential pleasure. The goal of this workshop is to build a sample collection of papers that can be used in your personal art practice. As you understand how different fibers react in sheet form, you will be able to identify what kinds of paper will be best suited for your artistic endeavors.
You will learn:
- how to process fibers into pulp at home or in a paper studio
- what tools and equipment are needed for papermaking, both at home and in the studio
- how to pull, press and dry sheets of paper
There will be multiple vats of pulp for you to explore. Each participant will take home a stack of sample papers as well as sheets that can be used for a variety of art, book binding, or letter writing projects. It’s up to you how you use the finished sheets.
All are welcome. No experience necessary.
These fibers can be processed at home and through The Patchwork Underground's Studio Rental Program.
INVESTMENT: $200 with a $25 materials fees
Please note- if this workshop has your heart singing and you cannot afford to join me, be in touch for a scholarship, sliding scale or work trade option. There is a spot reserved in each workshop for reduced or waived fee.
DATE AND TIME: Saturday and Sunday, June 12 &13, 10-5pm each day
The Patchwork Underground
578 Garren Creek Road
Fairview, NC 28730
The Patchwork Underground is a gathering place for creativity. With art gardens and studio space surrounded by nature, you will find yourself immersed in beauty that inspires. Join us for workshops and get-togethers as we explore the possibility of
working with plants to create art.
ACCESSIBILITY: The Patchwork Underground is within 20 minutes of downtown Asheville. The outdoor workshop spaces are accessed by walking over a textured field, or accessible by vehicle if needed. Indoor restroom facilities are accessible by stairs.
Due to current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, this workshop is limited to 6 participants and will be held outside. The layout of the space will allow for plenty of room to be physically distant but you will be required to wear a mask when working near others. We will talk about safety and comfortability at the start of the workshop so that we have a plan that feels safe for everyone. If you have concerns that you would like to discuss in advance of registration, please reach out me.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to concerns around Covid-19, the cancellation policy has been adjusted for 2021.
Cancellations made 7 days or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the scheduled class date will be eligible a full refund if someone from the waitlist is able to fill your spot. Otherwise, you will receive a 50% refund or you can transfer your registration to a future workshop.
I will do my best to accommodate you should unexpected circumstances arise. Please contact me directly with as much notice as possible if you determine that you need to cancel.