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From Plant to Paper, Paper to Book

July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - July 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


Join paper artist Nicole Donnelly to explore plant-based papermaking and bookbinding, in collaboration with The Soapbox.  In this two-part workshop, we will learn the process of making paper by hand, starting by harvesting the plants.  On Friday, we will take a walking tour of our grounds to identify and  collect invasive plants for papermaking.  Bringing these back to the classroom, we will learn how the fibers are prepared and have some fun beating them into paper pulp. We’ll provide wine to enjoy while you’re making the pulp.  Saturday, spend half the day forming sheets of handmade paper from our collected plants (this is a wet process!), and in the second half of the class, we will use premade sheets of plant paper to sew into handbound books.  All materials and tools provided.  Remember to pack a lunch for Saturday. Pre-registration required.

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Friday, July 15: 5 – 8 pm

Saturday, July 16: 11 am – 4 pm


July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
July 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128 Select a Country:
215 482 7300
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The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
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