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Introduction to Papermaking 2

Papermakers of Victoria 6 May 2017 10 am - 4 pm 2015 Coopers Settlement Bundoora

Learn to make luscious archival 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. Participants will be provided with a materials list on enrollment.

Plant Fibre Papermaking

Learn how to turn common garden plants and weeds into paper. Learn techniques for harvesting, preparation, cooking, beating and sheet forming. Paper can be made from cumbungi, NZ Flax, grasses, red hot poker and many barks. The morning will be spent preparing fibre and the afternoon making many sheets of paper from different fibres. The paper is suitable for collage, cards and some for writing on. Suitable for beginners and those who have done some papermaking.

Materials fee $10 per person

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