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.

    Plant Fibre Papermaking

    Date & Time: 15 Jul 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Gail Stiffe

    Closing date: 5 July 2018   Materials Fee: $10.00

    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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    Beginners Papermaking

    Date & Time: 19 Aug 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Barb Adams

    Closing date: 9 August

    This workshop will introduce you to the skill of hand papermaking with recycled pulp of different colours.

    You will learn about the preparation and choice of materials for pulp, how to form a sheet of paper and the pressing and drying of your paper.

     

    Pulp will be provided by the tutor.

    This workshop would also be suitable for papermakers who can make paper and want to extend their skills.

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    PAPERMAKING FOR A PURPOSE (September)

    Date & Time: 9 Sep 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $80.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members.

    Tutor: Barb Adams

    Closing date 30 August 2018. This class is suitable for beginner or advanced papermakers. Materials fee $8

    Handmade paper can vary greatly. For a handmade paper project to be a success it is helpful to know which paper you should make.

    This workshop will concentrate on making a variety of pulps which will be made into sample sheets. You will learn how to make paper suitable for book pages of different shapes and sizes or pages with pockets included when you form the wet pages. Recipes will be provided for pulp making suitable for cards, strong paper for paper casting, paper into which other items can be included or paper suitable to print photos or text onto.

    You will take home a book you have made, in which you can store your specific paper pulp recipes and samples of your handmade paper.

     

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    TEXTURED PAPER AND DECORATIVE FINISHES 2 days

    Date & Time: 21 Oct 2018 & 28 Oct 2018 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost: $160.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

    Tutor Gail Stiffe

    Sundays 21 and 28 October

    Closing date 11 October

    Materials fee $10 to be paid to tutor in class

    During the first session you will learn how to make textured paper and to join sheets together in the wet stage to make a textured scroll or accordion book that you will treat with a decorative finish of your choice during the second session

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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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