Today the sunny weather made it pleasant to gather and make paper in Barb’s papermaking studio..
Thanks to the enthusiasm of the beginner papermakers, the studio was full of laughter. We began with white cotton rag sheets and later experimented with embossing and different inclusions. Thanks for coming ladies.
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I really love teaching people bookmaking and paper making. Watching them discover their innate creativity as they enjoy time with a small group, learning new skills.
As usual most of my workshops arise from requests people make. This year I started with a successful 4 day workshop ‘Mapping the Journey’ and will plan some other paper making and book arts workshops at different times during the year.
Dates can be arranged for people who gather their own group of 4 people for book making and 3 people for papermaking classes. I run the classes here at my studio in Box Hill North.
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To start the year I dyed some pulp and pulled some colourful sheets for book making and other paper projects.
This paper took a little longer to make. The process involved cutting cotton jeans into 2cm pieces and beating them in a Hollander beater for several hours to make a fine pulp. The resulting strong paper is a pale blue. Some sheets have threads and pieces of fabric from the jeans to add interest.
This paper is to use for book pages in books I am making to sell at my market stall in Halls Gap on March 14th 2015.
If you are passing through or coming up for Grampians Texture call in and visit the market. Papermakers of Victoria will also have an exciting stall.