The Fun of Papermaking

Papermaking Workshop at Kaleido Arts Festival, Sept 2015 Papermaking Workshop at Kaleido Arts Festival, Sept 2015
11 Jun
2016

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At Kaleido Arts Festival in September, I taught the papermaking workshop again. This was my eighth year! It is a privelege to be asked to come back every year and a fun festival to be a part of. I actually remembered to take some pictures this year. 

 

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It is all set up so people can come make one piece of paper to take home with them. 

 

We were set up in the  fellowship hall of St Faith Anglican Church.

 


 

Tearing

Here is part of the set up and next is the other part where the group is beginning to tear paper, cut fabric and add natural fluffs (cattail, thistle, fireweed, down feathers, poplar fluff were some of the choices).

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In the yogurt container on the left, you can see the small torn bits. of paper and fabric.

 

 

 

 


 

 Blending

preblending2The next step is to take it to the blender station, where the bits are loudly chopped up and the paper pulp is made.

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Creating 

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Once the pulp is made, it is taken to the next station where it is poured onto screens.

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Lifting 

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Last is the process of getting it off the screen so it can be taken home.

Pressing, flicking and rolling.

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Look for my next workshop in the late spring or summer.

I teach another workshop on papermaking, an all day workshop. The students in the workshop will make 10-15 unique pieces of paper to take home with them.

I provide all the supplies, as mentioned above as well as pressed leaves and flowers that can be added.

Come and have a fun workshop with me!  

(Next workshop Nov 12 at the Paint Spot)

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2 comments

  • Leanna Hi there. I'm wondering if you would travel to do a papermaking workshop? I am looking for workshop ideas for our community hall and thought this would be wonderful! We are located west of Wetaskiwin.

    Yes, I do like to bring my papermaking workshop to new places.
    Monday, 28 May 2018 22:55 posted by Leanna
  • Jennifer I would like to register with the paper ma,I got class you have in June 2016 Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:01 posted by Jennifer

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