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Making Paper with Recycled Fiber

  • 04 Oct 2023
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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As part of our Sustanability Series recycle scraps to make paper. You will learn the basics of papermaking you can do at home using an ordinary kitchen blender, frames, screen, colored paper, yarn scraps, iris or banana leaves, rose petals and even junkmail. You’ll learn to create paper pulp, make recycled paper, add inclusions like flowers, seeds and thread into your paper, shred yarn bits to add texture, how to laminate colors and shapes on your paper, and ways to dry your paper. The paper you'll make can be used for a variety of art and craft processes such as books, notecards and collage. Everyone will leave with 10-20 sheets of paper!

Skill level: beginner

Members: $50

Non members: $60

Instructor: Judi Jetson bio 

Materials fee: $5

Materials provided by instructor: pre-soaked colored paper pulp, yarn scraps, cooked iris or banana leaves, molds & deckles, inspiration

Materials students should bring: a plastic tub like the grey ones used to bus tables at restaurants, junk mail, bits of leftover tissue paper or colored paper, flower petals, thread, anything you think might look cool floating in paper, a favorite cookie cutter or two to make laminated shapes 


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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