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Intro to Hand Papermaking – NOW FULL

March 3, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop is now full. Please sign up for our waitlist and stay tuned for new workshop postings soon!
Beginning with the mould and deckle, learn the basics of Western hand papermaking: the tools and materials used, the properties of various paper pulps, and the art of pulling sheets of paper. Participants will create 5-10 blank sheets of beautiful handmade paper from cotton and abaca fibers, some with inclusions (embedded flat objects). These papers, once dry, can be used for bookmaking, printmaking, drawing, or they can be finished works of art on their own!
Handmade paper takes 24 hours to dry. Participants can pick up their finished papers at the next Open Hours (or have the option to take wet sheets home).


Nicole Donnelly is founder of paperTHINKtank, a community accessible hand papermaking studio in Philadelphia. In 2015, she became President of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA). Nicole earned her MFA at the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Germany, and the UK.


March 3, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Soapbox


The Soapbox
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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