Papermaking with Local Plants

local paper class bostonUsing plants that grow wild in the neighborhood, make interesting and useful paper. Learn which plants work best as paper fiber, whether for sheet forming, sculpture or other applications, and how to prepare the fiber itself. Explore beating by hand or hollander and various kinds of sheet formation. Leave with a few plant–paper sheets and plenty of ideas for making more.

Co-sponsored by Boston Paper Collective

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Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

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Please bring to class:

  • Various weeds (nothing poisonous, please!). We will post details soon. Please watch this space for an update.

All other materials will be provided.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

This class is not currently offered. If you’re interested, please let us know.

Instructor: Melinda Cross