Visiting Artist: Papermaking, Local Fibers, and Natural Dyes
Join a fun experience with paper making and natural materials and colorants. Expect to create and explore experiences with handmade paper, fibers from the North Carolina fields and farm community. While making paper be introduced to crops like colored cotton, southern indigo grown by the instructor as well as food crops that produce wonderful fibrous materials for textural inclusions for beautiful paper surface design. Once the papers dry explore dip dyeing with southern indigo and other accessible natural dye colorants and pigments. Learn about sealants for making your paper usable with your personal art making. Leave the workshop with the knowledge to make paper at home and a sampler of handmade papers created with fibers from the NC fields.