Papermaking Workshop

If you are interested in learning how to make paper from plants, I offer a workshop in Topeka, KS.

About the Workshop

Paper making Workshop People will work in teams of two, with each team processing a different plant fiber. The fiber is turned into paper pulp and sheets of paper are formed from it. The sheet is put into a paper drying press. It takes a day to dry the paper. Once dry, the paper is shipped to all workshop students. Each student will receive samples of all the kinds of paper we make. During our break we will go on a nature walk examining native plants.

Registration

Pre-registration is required. Use the Buy Now button to enroll in the workshop. If more than one person is enrolling, update the quantity. When you click the "Buy Now" button, a Paypal window will open. In this window you can purchase using a Paypal account or by credit/debit card or bank account. If paying by credit/debit card or bank account, click on "Pay with Credit or Debit Card".

Your payment will be to my business name of "Kansas Native Plants".

If you would rather pay by check/money order, you can Contact Me to make arrangements.

Papermaking Workshop 10/14/17

8 enrolled, 2 vacancies

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10am to 3pm

$35.00 - This includes All materials , Equipment use, Lunch, and Shipping finished paper

Papermaking Workshop 10/7/14

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL.

10 enrolled, 0 vacancies

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 10am to 3pm

$35.00 - This includes All materials , Equipment use, Lunch, and Shipping finished paper

Workshop Itinerary

  1. Lecture
  2. Prepare plant fiber
  3. Cook plant fiber
  4. Nature walk in the woods
  5. Lunch
  6. Process fiber
  7. Form sheets of paper

Learn Other Techniques

Once you learn to make a sheets of paper, you will learn other techniques such as

  • Laminate sheets
  • Embed items into the sheets
  • Emboss textures onto the sheets
  • Sculpt with paper pulp
  • Combine different plant fibers

Location

Karlyle Woods at 3440 NW Button Rd, Topeka, KS. We will be working in the white lab building west of the house. It has heat and air conditioning. The woods are native oak/hickory woods.

Workshop Size

minimum of 4, maximum of 10.

Workshop Length

The process from start to finish takes approximately 5 hours

Materials

All plant fiber and equipment is provided. Plant materials to be used may include

  • Milkweed
  • Cat-tail
  • Prairie cordgrass
  • Dogbane
  • Velvetleaf
  • Thistle
  • Sedge
  • Rose mallow
  • Cottonwood
  • Paper Mulberry
  • Basswood

Sponsor

The Kansas Native Plant Society is a sponsor of this workshop. You are encouraged to become a member if you are not already.

Past Workshops & Presentations

This is a list of my workshops and presentations.

  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods | Topeka | October 2017
  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods | Topeka | July 2014
  • Presentation: Street Fair | Salina | September 2013
  • Workshop/Presentation: Wichita State University | Wichita | October 2011
  • Workshop: Salina Public Library | Salina | October 2011
  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods | Topeka | July 2011
  • Workshop: Salina Public Library | Salina | February 2011
  • Workshop: Tallgrass Spiritual Retreats | Matfield Green | October 2010
  • Workshop: Tallgrass Spiritual Retreats | Matfield Green | October 2009
  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods| Topeka | October 2009
  • Workshop: Linda Johnson Farm | Meriden | October 2009
  • Workshop: Mitchell Art Gallery | Mitchell | October 2008
  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods | Topeka | April 2007
  • Workshop: Karlyle Woods | Topeka | October 2007