From Plant to Paper To Page

FROM PLANT TO PAPER TO PAGE

 

 

 

Instructor: Megan Singleton
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $65.00
Length of workshop: 3 days

 

 

Workshop description: 

In this three-day workshop participants will learn the basics of making paper from local plant materials, then use those papers to create unique one of a kind soft- and hard-cover pamphlet-stitch books. Engaging in the papermaking process, especially when using local plant fibers, allows people to experience a magical transformation while learning about plants and a new artistic medium simultaneously. Participants will learn the preparation methods of collecting, cooking, beating fiber, and mixing fiber with high shrinkage abaca followed by Western sheet formation. We will discuss different types of plants suitable for making paper throughout the day while creating beautiful, textural papers from a variety of plant fibers. Creative techniques such as layering pulps and creating simple stencils will also be demonstrated. This papermaking exploration will include a demonstration of wet working techniques to create sculptural book forms. Day two will conclude with a variety of simple bookbinding techniques utilizing the pamphlet stitch with soft- and hard-covers, as well as natural inclusions, such as sticks and found objects, incorporated into the sewing. Students will leave the workshop with a variety of handmade papers, both flat and sculptural, and numerous small sample books

 

Date: Wednesday Thursday, and Friday June 21, 22, 23, 2017


Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
bone folder
awl
glue brush
apron
waterproof shoes or sandals
Pellon interfacing
pliers

 

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
moulds and deckles
pulp
vats
felts
squeeze bottles
soda ash
pigments
retention aid
formation aid
sponges
bamboo skewers
wire
sewing needle
linen thread

Dates
Prices
From Plant to Paper To Page Materials $65.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116