Papermaking with Repurposed Textiles :: June 22, 2023 :: 10-4pm
From inception, papers have been made by turning scraps of woven cloth into pulp. In the era of fast fashion, making paper from your old clothes and linens is a creative solution to the rag bin under your kitchen sink that nods to the days of old while keeping valuable resources out of the landfill.
In this 2 day workshop, you will learn how to transform your old cotton textiles (think denim jeans, button up shirts, and bed sheets) into paper that will be suitable for writing and drawing.
This is a hands-on, knee deep adventure intended to get you thinking about how you can incorporate locally abundant resources into your creative practice. You will build a strong foundation for your paper making practice: from learning about the tools and equipment needed, the process for making pulp and turning it into sheets of paper, and the potential for upcycling allies for artistic endeavors. In addition, you can explore adding threads, plants, and other treasures into your sheets to make unique works that can be incorporated into handmade journals and beyond.
INVESTMENT: $115 includes all materials needed
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: Thursday, June 22, 2023. 10-4pm
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 25 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.
Cancellations made one month or more before the scheduled class date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made less than 1 month 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 within the same calendar year.
Cancellations made 1 week before the workshop are not eligible for a refund.
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.