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Saturday, 23 October 2010

pARTicipate in Paper

Above a couch of paper is forming, Below: more ingredients are added.
Above: Joanne adds more ingredients to the pulp mix (strands of ribbon).
Below: The water flows.
Above: Rachel scooping pulp with mould and decal.

Above: Gen gathering neri for thickening paper pulp solution to slow down the flow of paper solution through the mould.
Artist Joanne B Kaar gave a paper making workshop today, for the National Trust of Scotland as part of the pARTicipate workshops at Robert Smail's print works. The workshop participants were treated to demonstrations on how to make paper from linen and then add ingredients such as colour, fabrics and natural materials. It was a great opportunity for people to learn a traditional skill that they can then practice at home or college. Hopefully many of the papers made will be made into books at next weeks, 'pARTicipate in books' workshop.

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