I have taught Art for over 30 years in Australia and U.K. and been supplying handmade paper products and equipment all over Australia & New Zealand and presenting workshops in TAFE colleges and schools throughout Victoria since 1986.My comprehensive workshops demonstrate how to create beautiful hand-made paper for the folio, classroom or home, following the authentic papermaking tradition going back 2000 years. Poor quality paper is usually the result of poor quality equipment or poor technique. You do not need to buy a great deal of expensive equipment to make good recycled paper, but it should be good enough to do the job. A kit with a rigid supporting grid under the mould is essential, if you want to put your paper through a printer of any sort.
Many novice papermakers make their pulp much too thick for their purpose. In my workshop we discuss the importance of diluting the pulp according to the product you wish to make. For example if you want to make envelopes, which are to be folded accurately or pages for a book, the pulp needs to be diluted at least 50/50. If, however, the paper pulp is for casting masks or other sculpture, leave the pulp thick & undiluted for strength. Pressing & drying the paper properly will enable your paper to be printed in a variety of ways, because it will be stronger and flatter. Drying your paper on wooden boards (or washi) is an ancient, but effective method, which is also very useful By adhering to the old tried and tested methods, without great expense, good quality paper is more likely to result.
Papermaking kits and accessories, wedding invitations & envelopes, custom products made to order, christmas cards, books, menus, custom cards & envelopes made to your specifications! Have a look in the shop
Sustainability in the curriculum can be fun! We teach school children & teachers how to make their own recycled paper good enough to use & sell. Whether it's primary, secondary or tertiary, the scope for sustainable projects is limitless. Find a workshop
Our comprehensive workshops demonstrate how to create beautiful handmade paper for the folio, classroom or home, following the authentic papermaking tradition going back 2000 years. Browse workshops
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