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Introduction to Papermaking – Morning Session

October 5 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm

Led by: Ami Ellis

Morning Session

9.45 -10 Arrivals and Refreshments [Tea | coffee | Biscuits]
10-11.30  Session
11.30-11.45 Refreshments [ Tea|Coffee|Biscuits]
11.45-1pm  Session
1pm END – lunch can be purchased in the Café

Some protective clothing, such as kitchen apron, is recommended as you will be working with water and pulp. Equipment and materials will be provided.

Get creative with hand papermaking! This workshop will introduce Western style papermaking techniques. After seeing a demonstration of the traditional methods, using mould and deckle, the participants will have supported hands-on practice forming their own sheets from cotton, linen and other recycled fibres. This process of working with water and natural fibres can also be explored as a meditative, tactile, sense-evoking experience.

We will briefly look at the history of paper and the contemporary use of paper as an art medium. Gain fresh insights and learn how to turn this unpretentious everyday material into a beautiful new creation. The inclusion of flower petals or a foraged foliage from the breathtaking Waverley Abbey grounds are just an example of the creative possibilities. Let’s make a gift card, bookmark or a sheet of special paper to include in your art projects. At the end of the session, you will be able to take away your creative.

During your workshop, you will have access to our prayer room, our beautiful outdoor prayer gardens, and the historic site of Waverley Abbey. Overnight retreatants are welcome to join in morning and evening prayer with our onsite prayer community.

Ami Ellis lives and works in Guildford, Surrey. She founded Paperberry Studio in 2020 (www.paperberry.me). Her artwork includes ornamental sculptures and illuminated objects, crafted from her own handmade paper. Her creative inspiration comes from nature, very often from her walks on the North Downs hills. Ami is a member of IAPMA, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists.

Waverley Abbey House is a grade II listed property. The first floor (where most courses are held) and the second and third floors (where bedrooms are located) are reached by stairs. In the event of a fire, you need to be able to walk downstairs at an average walking pace, without assistance.


October 5
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Waverley Abbey House
Waverley Lane
Farnham, Surrey GU9 8EP United Kingdom
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