Handmade Paper ~ Creating at the Vat: 2-Day Workshop
Handmade paper by Barbara DiSalvo
About the instructor: Barbara has been making handmade paper on and off for many years. Initially she made paper back in the 70’s, but really didn’t get hooked until June 2012 at Feather River Art Camp, a beautiful Sierra Nevada environment near Quincy, California. That is where she spent a week of hands on paper making. It was such a rewarding experience that she did it again in 2013. Over time Barbara gathered the equipment & supplies needed to make paper on her own. She has developed her own practices and procedures to make beautiful handmade paper since then.
Title: Handmade Paper ~ Creating at the Vat:
Instructor: Barbara DiSalvo
Dates: February 22 and 23
Days & Times: Saturday, 1:1:00 am - 3::00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Workshop Description: Make your own handmade paper. Using a “mold & deckle” paper-makers will “pull” their own paper sheets from a “vat” of various, available fibers prepared in advance. The sheets will be “couched” on to “pellon” and hung up to dry overnight. We will use Abaca and/or cotton fibers with the possible addition of other ingredients such as corn-husks, golden grass or a combination of leftovers from previous paper making sessions. Colored fibers will also be available.
On day one each paper-maker will start by pulling a practice sheet of paper. Then everyone will pull paper creatively with various molds & deckles using straight forward pulling and varied pulling techniques.
On day two you will collect your paper and marvel at your designs.
Fees: $110 Members; $120 Non-members
Materials: All materials included to make several sheets of handmade paper..
Notes: Limit of 3 students. All skill levels; 18 years old and above.
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