Making + Using Handmade Paper

Tutor: Josie Beszant

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Explore some of the techniques involved in making fabulous handmade paper from scratch – make 10 sheets of paper with many different effects then gain ideas and techniques for using them. In the morning you will work on a various projects using different handmade papers, then in the afternoon you’ll learn how to make your own.

– Make a sheet of paper and embellish it.
– Recognise the materials used and the different properties they have.
– Create watermarks and learn to emboss.
– Get great ideas for using your unique papers for cards, decoration and more.

Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you.

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

Please come in clothes that you don't mind getting messy. You will need to bring the following:

- an old towel
- a pack of Jay cloths
- a bin bag
- a large plastic tray or board to take your paper home flat as it will need to dry flat overnight

Also, there will be lots of materials available for you to use on the day to incorporate, but do bring any objects you particularly want to include in your handmade paper such as:

Glitter
Tissue paper
Plant fibres
Pressed flowers
Threads

“The relaxed and encouraging atmosphere was great and it was still challenging enough.”

– Sue

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