Expert papermaker Nicole Donnelly will teach this workshop on how to make paper by hand, start to finish, beginning with plants from Greensgrow Farms. Learn various terms associated with Western papermaking, how to test plants for good fiber quality, and cover best practices for sustainable plant harvesting and plant-papermaking.
In the autumn and winter, plants go into a period of dormancy. This is a great time to sustainably harvest the fiber of perennial and annual plants for papermaking. Attendees will get hands-on making paper from plant material like corn husks and banana palms; come prepared to get your hands wet and pulpy. It is advised that all participants wear a shirt that allows for rolled up sleeves and closed-toe, waterproof shoes. Everyone will leave with a few sheets of their own hand-crafted paper to take home.