High Shrinkage Papermaking
|Monday June 27, 2022||High Shrinkage Papermaking||9:00-12:30|
Highly beaten abaca (banana leaf) fibers have the propensity for shrinkage and translucency which can be used to create interesting papers. By embedding materials such as string, wire, grasses and other natural materials between sheets of abaca and allowing the sheets to air dry, some interesting and often surprising results occur. Additionally, wet sheets of abaca can be rolled, pinched, pleated, or woven to produce unexpected papers. Beginning as two-dimensional sheets of paper, a third dimension can evolve as the sheets dry and shrink.
Co-sponsored by Featherstone Center for the Arts