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



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!