Papermakers of Victoria

Workshops

We run a broad program of paper focused workshops each year. Skilled tutors help you develop new skills during a day of information and fun. To register for an upcoming workshop, please select your preferred workshop below and complete the registration form.
If you are interested in an introduction to papermaking, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.

    KOZO EAST AND WEST

    Date & Time: 16 Jun 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    Learn how to process kozo bark suitable to use in Eastern and Western style papermaking. Paper mulberry (broussonetia papyrifera) or kozo is a lovely fibre to work with; the fibres are particularly long which makes the paper strong and it can be made very thin.

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    NATURALLY INSPIRED

    Date & Time: 29 Jun 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.

    Tutor Rhyll Plant Pinterest

    A printmaking workshop with Rhyll Plant in her idyllic country studio in Castlemaine.

    There is a long history of creating prints by pressing inked specimens onto paper in the pursuit of science and art.

    While working for a fine arts degree I experimented with printmaking methods to pull a delicate print from the most challenging thing I could think of… an ostrich feather. This made me want to share the ideas, so I designed a workshop to ensure a productive outcome for students, now delivered in workshops in Victoria and interstate.

    Rhyll Plant

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    LAY FLAT JOURNAL

    Date & Time: 4 Aug 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    Coptic Binding plus variations

    The Copts, a group of early Christians based in Egypt as early as the 2nd century CE, developed the distinctive style of book known as the Coptic binding.

    In this class students will learn how to create the trademark Coptic spine stitch that resembles a chain stitch as used in embroidery. They will also be given the opportunity to explore variations on the stitch such as the crossover Celtic Binding.

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    COLOURING PAPER WITH NATURAL DYES

    Date & Time: 15 Sep 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    Samples coloured with natural dyes drying on fibrocement

    In this workshop we will explore ways of colouring paper with natural dyes. We will also discuss the ways in which dyes and pigments differ and how they can be applied to paper and paper pulp. Materials used for dyeing include oxalis flowers, avocado pips, loquat leaves, onionskins and gum leaves.

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    FROM PLANT TO PAPER

    Date & Time: 19 Oct 2019 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $120.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe www.gailstiffe.info

    Learn how to turn common garden plants and weeds into paper. Learn techniques for harvesting, preparation, cooking, beating and sheet forming. Paper can be made from cumbungi, NZ Flax, grasses, red hot poker and many barks. The morning will be spent preparing fibre and the afternoon making many sheets of paper from different fibres. The paper is suitable for collage, cards and some for writing on. Suitable for beginners and those who have done some papermaking.

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    Button Hole Book

    Date & Time: 9 Nov 2019 & 10 Nov 2019 - 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Barb Adams barbadams.com

    This two day workshop will provide a day of making your own print blocks and learning a Button Hole Binding. There will be an opportunity to work with a theme making and sharing your print blocks to enhance your book. You will make one or two books of different shapes and sizes.

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    Further information

    If you have difficulty registering for a workshop, or have any questions, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.

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