Papermaking

COURSE OUTLINE:

Paper is made from pulped fibres, and can be produced using a simple technique. You will learn about preparation of the pulp, the process of producing sheets of paper using a deckle and mould and water bath, and how to add texture and features to your paper such as leaves, petals, and other additions.

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 

COURSE PROGRAMME:

Session 1:  Preparation of the paper pulp; demonstration and practise construction of sheets of paper

 

Session 2: Experimenting with different textures, shapes to produce samples, and looking at additions and ‘sandwiching’ techniques

 

Session 3: Production of paper sheets, using additions; looking at ways to further embellish your papers

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED: Paper pulp, dyes, range of additions e.g. leaves and petals

 

EXTRA MATERIALS REQUIRED AND APPROXIMATE COST: Further materials for adding and sandwiching – prices vary

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please wear old clothes, and/or bring an apron - papermaking can be wet and messy!