New Workshop


Date & Time: Monday May 23rd 2016 – 10:00 am – 04:00 pm

Cost: $70 Most materials supplied

BYO lunch and hard cover book which you are prepared to take the text section out of and some small items you wish to cast your paper over. I have keys, spoons and other small items you can use too.

Venue: Barb’s Studio Box Hill North


This one day workshop is an opportunity to try some paper casting over interesting objects.  You will make suitable paper, cast the paper over your objects and make a box to display your artwork.  The display box will be made with a cover from a discarded book which you will transform into a box.  You will also make a book or two related to the idea of your subject choice to include in the box.

You may also choose to spend the day experimenting just casting paper.

You will learn paper casting, box making and simple book making.

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Papermaking Workshop

Is it time you put your hands in the vat and made some paper?


Decorative Paper
Decorative Paper
Wedding Paper
Wedding Paper

This papermaking workshop will teach the skills of wet embossing your paper and some ideas for using your paper as book covers or  shades for little lights. This is a workshop suitable for beginners or advanced papermakers.

embossed light shades                               Cost: $70

Materials Fee: $5 ( LED candle )

Date: Saturday 21st November

or Sunday 6th December

Time: 10am – 3pm

                                        BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided

                                Venue: 55 Woodhouse Grove, Box Hill North 3129

Papermaking workshop today

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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Intro to papermaking

intro to papermaking


Intro to papermaking

Intro to papermaking

Papermakers Exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery


Currents Exhibition

Paper Currents

Members of Papermakers of Victoria at Stonehouse Galllery, Warrandyte

Barb Adams, Marianne Little, Margaret Mason,

Dineke McLean, Liz Powell

Anne Marie Power, Chris Rose, Christine Smith,

Gail Stiffe, Sandy Ward

April 2 – 29 2015

MEET THE ARTISTS Saturday 4th April 2 – 4 pm

Stonehouse Studio and Gallery

103 Yarra Street

Warrandyte, 3113

Victoria, Australia


Several artists will be demonstrating at Stonehouse on the Sundays of the exhibition between 1 – 4

Gallery open 10 – 5 daily except Good Friday

I will be at MEET THE ARTISTS and at the gallery demonstrating book binding on

Sunday 12th April

Workshops for 2015

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.

Contact me if you have an idea for a workshop.  I can plan the day and invite others to join us.

I will let you know when I have a workshop on offer. If you subscribe by entering your email address in the box to the left of your screen you will receive notifications.

This year’s paper

Dyed paper made with recycled rag board
Dyed paper made with recycled rag board

To start the year I dyed some pulp and pulled some colourful sheets for book making and other paper projects.

Jeans paper
Jeans paper

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.

Flax and rag board paper
Flax and rag board paper

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.

Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Nifty Notebooks for sale at Halls Gap Market
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.
Soft covered journals and tiny souvenir books.