Saturday 20 July, beginners workshop.
Hand Paper Making and Silk Fibre Papermaking
Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres of cotton and mulberry bush and a range of recycled materials. Participants will learn about basic processes, pulp making, suitable materials and the use of plant fibre linters. Inclusions and decorative methods are also covered.
The afternoon programme covers processes of Silk Fibre Papermaking: a contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, light weight, colourful silk papers using a selection of raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages…etc.
Sunday 21 July, experienced participants.
Sculptural and Three Dimensional Hand Paper Making and Plant Fibre Papers.
This course is suitable for those with experience and/or their own artistic practice in areas of hand paper making and fibre arts. The workshop focuses on silk fibre paper making processes, three dimensional/sculptural forms, plant fibre papers and Batik/Wax/Dye techniques on Handmade Papers – with an experimental approach. Ideal for those who previously participated in any of the Paper Making Day workshops – this course takes basics techniques further and offers guidance and advice. Bring your own questions, previous works, ideas!
Dates: Saturday 20 July – Sunday 21 July
Times: Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10.30am – 5.30pm/6.00pm
Fee (incl. all materials): Saturday €85, Sunday €95, Both days €170
Location: Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: Deposit of €30 required in advance. Call 00353 (0)87-2543362 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org