Hands on Paper
Jamieson Haiku Artist book mixed media
March 1, 2 & 3 for Stitching and Beyond Hobart, Tasmania
Using a pasta machine as a printmaking tool, learn several image making techniques and put the resulting prints into an artist book. Printmaking techniques covered will be monoprint trace and stencil, acetate etching and chine colle. Book techniques covered include tunnel book, drumleaf binding and single sheet Coptic.
Learn to make luscious papers to your own design. Suitable for collage, stamping, books and cards. Topics covered include fibre selection, pulp making, sheet formation, buffering, sizing and alternatives for pressing and drying. Some decorative techniques like obtaining different textures, embossing and making paper with inclusions will also be covered.KOZO EAST AND WEST
Sunday 16 June Bundoora Park
Learn how to process kozo bark suitable to use in Eastern and Western style papermaking. Paper mulberry (broussonetia papyrifera) or kozo is a lovely fibre to work with; the fibres are particularly long which makes the paper strong and it can be made very thin..
The Eastern method of making uses a special mould called a sugeta which has a removable mat made of bamboo and a hinged frame. It is possible to make a stack of papers separated by only a thread. Papermakers of Victoria has a set of three sugetas, so each participant will make several sheets using the Japanese method plus some western style sheets with embedded plant material.COLOURING PAPER WITH NATURAL DYES
Sunday 15 September Bundoora Park
In this workshop we will explore ways of colouring paper with natural dyes. We will also discuss the ways in which dyes and pigments differ and how they can be applied to paper and paper pulp. Materials used for dyeing include oxalis flowers, avocado pips, loquat leaves, onionskins and gum leaves. You will be making paper from cotton pulp that is coloured with various dyes. The papermaking method is one in which small quantities of pulp can be made into sheets using limited water and equipment.