Handmade papermaking, Japanese Suminagashi, Leporello, Origami folder & Booklets
On 14 & 15 June, at the Middelste Molen in Loenen, artists Betty Disco and Miriam v.d Linden of studio Papiertuin will offer a course in basic handmade papermaking. Students will learn papermaking techniques for artistic applications, making sheets of paper in various colors, sizes and shapes. Divers exotic raw fibers and inclusions are available to experiment with. By means of embossing, stenciling and laminating on elongated sheets of self-made paper, students can form a harmonica book and create a ‘story’ in images.
In addition, the Japanese suminagashi technique will be taught. Suminagashi literally means 'floating ink'. It is an ancient Japanese marbling technique that developed in the 12th century.
Hanne Mahler, the bookbinder amongst us, will teach students how to make origami folders, leporellos (accordion books) and booklets. Under Hanne’s guidance students will transform the selected marbled sheets of paper into an origami folder with notebook.
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Number of participants:
Min. 5 max. 7
4-day Workshop at the Middelste Molen
July 3 – July 6
The Middelste Molen is situated in the beautiful countryside on the Loenense brook and along the Apeldoorns Canal. The authentic paper factory has been making paper since 1622 and it is a pleasure to see the mill in action.
At this unique location, three paper artists, Betty Disco, Hanne Mahler and Miriam v. d Linden will offer a varied 4-day paper art program. Students will learn basic hand papermaking techniques for artistic applications, making sheets of paper in various colors, sizes and shapes. Diverse exotic raw fibers and inclusions are available to experiment with.
Following the basic papermaking techniques, students learn to make booklets, origami folders, leporellos (harmonica books) and unique cards with matching envelopes. Techniques to enhance paper, such as Japanese suminagashi (floating ink) and Turkish Ebru (marbling) will be taught. By means of embossing, stenciling and laminating on elongated sheets of self-made paper, students can form a harmonica book and create a ‘story’ in images.
There will also be the opportunity to carve a linoleum stamp and design a 3D paper object.
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Min. 6 participants max. 12
4-day Paper Parade €260, - incl. materials