This will be an experimental, fun and therapeutic day exploring the magical art of papermaking using pulps made from waste papers and plant materials. Papermaking artist Niki Hampson of Pulpitations will share her knowledge and passion for this ancient craft and her love of nature and recycling.
Participants will learn an array of techniques and incorporate a variety of textile materials such as yarns, cords and fabrics into their handmade papers as well as dipping woven structures in pulp, moulding and embossing.
Ideas and samples of Niki’s artwork will illustrate how these finished pieces may be developed at home and how to stitch on handmade paper. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any yarns or trimmings etc.
Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the link below for a list of items you need to bring if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
A cloth apron or small hand towel