Papermakers of Victoria

War Against Waste: T-shirts and Jeans to Paper

About the workshop

Date & Time

24 Sep 2017 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


$80 per day for members
$90 per day for non-members


Tutor Gail Stiffe

Turn your T-shirts and jeans into fine paper instead of sending to landfill. Learn how to use a Hollander Beater to turn all sorts of natural fabrics into high quality pulp and make extra strong acid free paper. Any fabric that is 100% natural plant fibres can be made into paper. Examples are denim, hemp, linen and cottons.

Applications close 7 September.tshirt-and-jeans1

The raw material



The papers in this book are made from denim and cotton pulp that has been manipulated.


Papermakers of Victoria owns two Hollander beaters that are available for members to use once they have had a training session. This workshop shall be considered to be a training session and participants will take home with them paper made from denim and T-shirts and will also take a small amount of pulp to use at a later date. A certificate will be provided to all who attend the workshop.


Denim in the Hollander beater turned from fabric squares to paper pulp.

There will be a materials fee of $10 each to cover pre prepared pulp and a materials list will be sent closer to the workshop date.cotton

Cotton fabric turned to paper pulp

Please complete the details below to reserve your place at this workshop

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

Payment instructions

Electronic funds transfer (preferred):
Account name: Papermakers of Victoria Inc.
Bank: Westpac
BSB: 033-112
Account number: 325-089
Reference: Please place your surname, and the tutor's surname, in the reference field.

If you wish to pay by cheque or money order please send an email the workshop coordinator.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be made if PoV cancels the workshop for any reason. If an applicant withdraws for any reason before the closing date a full refund will be made. If an applicant withdraws on or after the closing date no refund will be given unless a replacement participant is found by the applicant. The PoV Committee will consider exceptional circumstances.


This workshop will be held at Stables Studio, Coopers settlement
Bundoora Park, 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora

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