with Frances Hunter
Participants will learn about local examples of plants suitable for preparation by hand beating, or by using a kitchen blender. Following this they will hand-beat pre-cooked invasive Daphne/Spurge laurel (Daphne laureola)* fibers to a fine pulp. There will also be smaller quantities of prepared pulp from common wild and cultivated plants for experimentation. Each participant will have their own station with supplied equipment to make Western style paper. Papers will be dried and pressed in the days following the workshop and be ready for pickup up at HCP.
Papermaking is a wet process. If you have one, bring a waterproof apron, and wear shoes that can get wet.
This workshop is at a beginner level. There will be a handout with a list of resources.
HCP Members $45/Non-Members $55
REGISTER ONLINE or call 250 479 6162
*Note that Daphne is a toxic plant whose bark, sap and berries can cause skin irritation. For this class berried plants are not used. The bark is removed and the inner plant stems are boiled to remove any sap. Participants will be using the already processed substance during the class. Participants should participate at their own risk.